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The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words
The repetition of a vowel sound in the middle of a word e.g. "the merciless iced east winds that knive us"
Casual, conversational language, sometimes including slang
A word or saying used so often that it has lost its impact or effect e.g. "like a kid in a candy shop"
Language which evokes an emotional response
A comparison which runs throughout a text and is described extensively
Visually descriptive or figurative language
The expression of one's meaning by using language that normally means the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.
Comparison of two things. States one thing is or acts as another without using words 'like' or 'as'
Language used to deliberately exaggerate for emphasis
Words which sound like t e effect they describe e.g. 'splash, slap, crack'
Two words placed together with differing meanings to create a new meaning
word that describes an action
person, place, thing
Word that describes a verb, often end in 'ly'
Giving an object or thing human characteristics
Use of weather to represent human emotions or the mood of a text
Where language is used to evoke the five senses
Repetition of the 's' sound in a group of closely connected words
The overlapping and blending of senses e.g. 'he has a soft smile' or 'she has a fiery voice'
Comparing two or more objects with words 'like' or 'as'
Repeating words to add emphasis
Word that describes a noun
Thoughts and feelings
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