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The repetition of same or similar sounds at the beginning of words.
Alliteration
Repetition of similar consonant sounds, especially at the ends of words.
Consonance
Repetition or a pattern of similar sounds, especially vowel sounds. (Ex: Moses supposes his toeses are roses.)
Assonance
Figure of speech in which words and phrases of opposite meanings are balanced against each other.
Antithesis
Words spoken to a person who is absent or imaginary, or to an object or abstract idea.
Apostrophe
Elaborate, usually intellectually ingenious poetic comparison or image, such as an analogy or metaphor.
Conceit
Substitution of a mild or less negative word or phrase for a harsh or blunt one.
Euphemism
A figure of speech in which deliberate exaggeration is used for emphasis. (Ex: tons of money, a flood of tears)
Hyperbole
A figure of speech in which a positive is stated by negating its opposite. (Ex: no small victory, not unhappy)
Litote
A figure os speech in which two things are compared, usually by saying one thing is another, or by substituting a more descriptive word for the more common, usual word that would be expected.
Metaphor
A figure of speech in which words are used to imitate sounds. (Ex: splat, thump, tick-tock)
Onomatopoeia
A figure of speech in which one word is substituted for anotherwith which it is closely assoiciated. (Ex: The pen is mightier than the sword.)
Metonymy
A figure of speech in which two things are compared using the word "like" or "as".
Simile
A figure of speech in which a part is used to designate the whole or the whold is used to designate a part. (Ex: all hands on deck)
Synecdoche
A figure of speech, such as a metaphor or metonymy, in which words are not used in their literal sense, but in a figurative sense.
Trope