English Language- Devices

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Alliteration
Repeating the same sound at the beginning of words close to each other.
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Sibilance
Alliteration of
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Onomatopoeia
A word that is written as it sounds.
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Metaphor
A device which compares by saying that something IS something else.
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Pathetic Fallacy
Giving human qualities or emotions to inanimate objecst in nature.
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Personification
Giving human-like qualities to inanimate objects.
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Simile
A device which compares using 'like' or 'as'.
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Zoomorphism
Giving animal-like qualities to humans.
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Syndetic List
A 'normal' list with commas and one 'and'.
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Asyndetic List
A list with no 'and'.
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Polysyndetic List
A list with multiple conjunctions.
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Hyperbole
Use of obvious exaggeration for rhetorical effect.
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Oxymoron
A phrase combining two or more contradictory terms next to each other.
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Emotive Language
Language intended to create an emotional response.
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Rhetorical Question
A question which isn't meant to be answered, and implies its own answer.
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Imperative
Instructional language, a command.
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Triples
Three points used for exaggeration and emphasis.
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Assonance
Repetition of vowel sounds.
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Imagery
Words/ phrases which appeal to a sense or combination of senses.
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Rhyme
The similarity of ending sounds.
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Repetition
Repeating words, phrases, or lines.
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Alliteration of

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Sibilance

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A word that is written as it sounds.

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Card 4

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A device which compares by saying that something IS something else.

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Card 5

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Giving human qualities or emotions to inanimate objecst in nature.

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