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    • alliteration
      • the first letter of a word is repeated in words that follow; the cold, crisp, crust of clean, clear ice.
    • assonance
      • the same vowel sound is repeated but the consonants are different; he passed her a sharp, dark glance, shot a cool, foolish look across the room
    • imagery
      • similies metaphors and personification they all compare something real with something imagionative
    • colloquial
      • language that is used in speech with an informal meaning
    • dissonance
      • a discordant combination of sounds; the clash, spew and slow pang of grinding waves across the pray
    • enjambment
      • a device used in poetry where a sentence continues beyond the end of a line or verse
    • metaphor
      • a word or phrase used to imply figurative, not literal or 'actual', resemblance; he flew into the room
    • onomatopoeia
      • a word that sounds like the sound it is describing; splash, bang, pop, hiss
    • oxymoron
      • when two words normally not associated with one another come together; cold heat, bitter sweet
    • personification
      • making a non living thing do human things; the moon called me
    • repitition
      • the repetition of a word or phrase to achieve a particular effect
    • simile
      • a phrase which establishes similarity between two things to emphasise the point being made
        • 'like' or 'as'; 'as white as snow'


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