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ENG Literary devices

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Section

Question Answer
AlliterationRepetition of words endings blew, flew
Assonancerepetition of the sound of a vowel (almost rhyming words)
Onomatopeiahiss slam buzz whirr sizzle
Oxymorontwo contradictory terms sad joy, wise fool
Paradoxself-contradictory but contains truth (the child is the father of the man)
Rhetorical QuestionQuestion that doesn't expect an answer
Sentence RepetitionRepeating a word or phrase for emphasis/clarity
MetaphorImplied comparison (the classroom was a zoo)
SimileCompares using like or as
Personificationanimals or ideas with human characteristics
HyperboleExtreme Exaggeration
PunPlay on words
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