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What is personification?
A figure of speech in which inanimate objects or abstractions are endowed with human qualities or are represented as possessing human form
What is imagery?
The use of vivid or figurative language to represent objects, actions, or ideas
What is alliteration?
The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables
What is assonance?
The repetition of identical or similar vowel sounds, especially in stressed syllables, with changes in the intervening consonants
What is consonance?
The repetition of consonants or of a consonant pattern, especially at the ends of words
What is transcendentalism?
asserting the existence of an ideal spiritual reality that transcends the empirical and scientific and is knowable through intuition
What is self-reliance?
Reliance on one's own capabilities, judgment, or resources; independence
What is a satire?
Irony, sarcasm, or caustic wit used to attack or expose folly, vice, or stupidity