repetition of the exact same sound start numerous words in sequence. "I have actually stood still and quit the sound of feet." Robert Frost
exaggeration for focus "I tried a thousand times."hyperbole
expression of something which is contrary to the intfinished meaning; the words say one point however suppose another "A fine point indeed!" he muttered to himself as rain spoiled his golf game..

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implied compariboy completed through a figurative usage of words "Life's yet a walking shadow..." Shakespeare's Macbethmetaphor
usage of words to imitate organic sounds "Buzz, buzz, buzz," went the bee.onomatopoeia
a paradox created by combining words that seem to be opposite of each various other example: jumbo shrimp or a wise fooloxymoron
a statement that appears opposed to common sense, however that may yet have some truth in it "What a pity that youth have to be wasted on the young." George Bernard Shawparadox
offering personality to an imindividual point "The sky cried over the loss of the sunlight."personification
a comparison between two points using "like" or "as" example: Vines covered the windows choose gold prisons.simile
reference in one literary job-related to a character or theme discovered in another literary work-related In A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens describes Shakespeare's Hamlet to emphadimension Marley's death.allusion
repetition of vowel sounds in a literary occupational example: Fleet feet move by resting lamb.assonance
the repetition of consonant sounds, however not vowels example: Lady lizards lounges lazily.

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a pattern of words that contain comparable sounds example: go/show/glow/know/thoughrhyme
in poetry, it is a recognizable "pulse" that gives a distinctive beat to a line example: One, two, Buckle my shoe, Three, 4, Shut the door.rhythm
making use of an object or activity that implies somepoint more than its literal meaning example: the light bulb over a cartoon's head representing an ideasymbol
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