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alliteration
the repetition of usually initial consonant sounds in two or more neighboring words or syllables

the wild and woolly walrus waits and wonders when we'll walk by.
assonance
A resemblance of vowel sounds in words or syllables

Holy & stony and Fleet feet sweep by sleeping geese
consonance
Consonance is the repetition of consonant sounds in quick succession in phrase or sentence

She sells seashells by the seashore
cliche
A word or phrase that has become overly familiar or commonplace

No pain, no gain
hyperbole
big exaggeration, usually with humor

I'm so hungry I could eat a horse
idiom
An expression in which the meaning is not literal. Language phrases peculiar to a group

She sings at the top of her lungs
metaphor
comparing two things by using one kind of object or using in place of another to suggest the likeness between them

Her hair was silk
onomatopoeia
naming a thing or an action by imitating the sound associated with it

Buzz, hiss, roar, woof
personification
Giving an object human qualities

The tree reached its icy fingers toward the sky
simile
A figure of speech comparing two unlike things that is often introduced by "like" or "as"

The sun is like a yellow ball of fire in the sky