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The repetition of the same or similar consonant sounds in words that are close together.
alliteration
A reference to someone or something known from history, literature, religion, politics, sports, science or some other branch of culture.
allusion
A compariosn made between two things to show they are alike.
analogy
The repetition of similar vowel sounds followed by different consonant sounds, especially in words close together.
assonance
An account of the writer's own life.
autobiography
An account of someone's life written by another person.
biography
A descriptive word or phrase that is frequently used to characterize a person or thing.
epithet
The point in the plot that creates the greatest intensity, suspense or interest.
climax
A type of writing that ridicules the shortcomings of people or institutionsin attempt to bring about a change.
satire
A long, narrative poem, written in heightened language, which recounts the deeds of a heroic character who embodied the values of a particular society.
epic
A character who acts as a contrast to another character.
foil
The use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in the plot
foreshadow
A statement that appears self-contradictory but that reveals a kind of truth.
paradox
An expression that means something different from the literal definition of its parts.
idiom
A figure of speech that uses an incredible exaggeration, or overstatement for effect.
hyberbole