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Alliteration
Repetition of the same sound at the beggining of a word.
Allusion
A reference to someone or something that is known from history
Apostraphe
and address to a person or thing that is not literally listening
Assonance
repetition of vowel sounds in words close to each other
Consonance
Repetition of final consonant sounds in words close to each other
Hyperbole
Exaggeration for emphasis or for rhetorical effect
Idiom
expression peculiar to a language
Metaphor
and implied comparison between things that are essentially unlike
Metonomy
The use of something closely related for the thing actually meant
Onomatopoeia
The use of words which sound like what they mean
Oxymoron
a combination of contradictory words
Paradox
a statement which contains apparantly opposing or incongruous elements
Personification
Giving human attributes to an animal, object, or idea
Pun
play on words based on the simliarity of sound between two words with different meanings
Simile
a comparison of two things usin "like" or "as"
Synecdoche
The whole is replaced by the part
Understatement
a statement which lessons or minimizes the importance of what is meant