English literature general terminology

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Alliteration
The effect created when words with the same initial letter are used in close proximity
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Antithesis
two seemngly contradicting expressions
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Assonance
Words with same vowel sound are used in close proximity
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Hyperbole
Exageration for dramatic effect
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Metaphor
A comparison between two actions/objects which is not literally applicable
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Onomatopeia
Use of words that imitate the sound that the poet is trying to describe
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Oxymoron
Contrasting words or ideas are placed in close proximity
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Personification
Inanimate objects or abstractions are given human characteristics
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Repetition
Repeated words or phrases for effect
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Sibilance
Repetition of the 'S' or 'sh' sound in words
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Similie
Comparison of two objects or statesetc - 'as' or 'like'
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Tricolon
A series of three parallel words, phrases or clauses
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Antithesis

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two seemngly contradicting expressions

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Assonance

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Hyperbole

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Metaphor

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