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Reading Figurative Language and Sound Devices

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repetition
repeating a sound, word, phrase, sentence, or group of lines
Ex. <down, down, down,> into the sea
alliteration
the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning word
Ex. while I Nodded, Nearly, Napping
consonance
the repetition of consonant sounds at the end of words
Ex. tiCK toCK
assonance
the repetition of vowel sounds in words
Ex. blAck cAt
onomatopoeia
the use of a word that sounds like what it means
Ex. bang, boom, swoosh, slurp, crack, howl, hiss
rhyme
the repetition of sounds at the end of words
Ex. fARE and shARE
end rhyme
rhyme that occurs at the end of lines of poetry
Ex. as I was walking down the STREET
grumbling about my arching FEET
internal rhyme
rhyme that occurs within a line of poetry
Ex. falling leaves WHIRL and TWIRL
metaphor
describes one thing as another without using like or as
personification
gives human like qualities to a non-living object
simile
uses like or as to compare two seemingly different things
alliteration
the repeating sound of the beginning consonant
repetition
to repeat or say the same words or phrases over and over again
assonance
the repeating of the vowel sound
consonance
the repeating sound of the end consonant sound
onomatopoeia
to make sounds with words in your sentence or poems