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Figures of Speech

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dalryschool's version from 2015-09-01 13:48

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alliterationbeginning words with the same consonant or sound
assonancewords deliberately containing the same vowels or vowel sounds
euphemismusing a kinder or softer expression
hyperboleexaggeration for effect
metaphorcomparison saying one thing is another, not literal meaning
onomatopoeiaa word which sounds like what it means or describes
personificationgiving something (which is not alive) human attributes
puna play on words, two different meanings for humour
similecomparison using ‘like’ or ‘as’
rhetorical questionanswer not required, draws reader in, assumes reader agrees
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