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Sounds and Figures of Speech

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alliteration
repetition of initial consonant sounds
consonance
repetition of consonants--chitter, chatter
assonance
repetition of vowel sounds--face, pain
euphony
pleasant sounds in poetry
cacauphony
unpleasant sounds in poetry
onomatopoeia
words derived from the sounds made by the objects they name
masculine rhyme
a single syllable rhyme
feminine rhyme
a multi-syllabel rhyme
slant rhyme
words that almost rhyme or look as if they should
end rhyme
rhymes that occur at the ends of the lines in poetry
initial rhyme
rhymes that occur at the beginnings of the lines in poetry
internal rhyme
rhymes that occur within the same line of poetry
oxymoron
coupling two words that mean the opposite