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An expression contradictory in meaning yet readily understood such as "awfully good" or "important trivia."

"Act naturally," "Bitter sweet," "Exact estimate"
It is the use of words whose sound suggests the meaning (words that imitate sounds).

"bang", "click", "fizz", "hush" or "buzz"

"The sea was moaning and sighing and saying, "Hush.""
Generalization about a human experience.

"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again."
"Don't bite off more than you can chew."
Using similar words to the intended ones, but using it the wrong way.

"He is the very pineapple of politeness." (i.e., pinnacle)
Sound effects with the repeating of the same syllable.

"Lulu," "baabaa."
tautonymic expressions
Repetition of same consonant sound at the beginning of several words or accented syllables.

"Peter Pan"
"Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers."
"The fair breeze blew, the white foam flew, the furrow followed free."
Repetition of same vowel sound in a series of syllables.

"Lou's two new cows do choose to use
A "Moo moo" mood to view Hugh's ewes.

"In the back of my mind to guide me."
Repetition of consonant sounds at the end of words although vowels preceeding them differ. e.g., strokes and luck, have "k" sound.

"When flitting flies flutter fast
Toad flicks a lick as they fly past."
Some words may be thought of as small poems within themselves since they have inner rhyme.

"the grains beyond age, the dark veins of her mother" Dylan Thomas
inner rhyme