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ALLITERATION
repeated consonant sounds at the beginning of words placed near each other, usually on the same line. The rabbit ran through roses.
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OXYMORON
: a combination of two words that appear to contradict each other. A wise fool.
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ASSONANCE
repeated vowel sounds in words placed near each other, usually on the same lines. I should have, I could have helped him.
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CONTRAST
closely arranged things with strikingly different characteristics. The rich and poor lived side by side.
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SYMBOL
an ordinary object, event, animal, or person to which we have attached extraordinary meaning and significance. I gave him my heart.
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METAPHOR:
a direct comparison between two unlike things, stating that one is the other or does the action of the other. My sister is an angel.
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REPETITION:
the purposeful re-use of words and phrases for an effect. I really, really like your dress.
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ONOMATOPOEIA
: words that sound like what they describe. The car crashed into the wall.
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SIMILE:
a direct comparison of two unlike things using “like” or “as.” He ran as fast as the wind.
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PERSONIFICATION
attributing human characteristics to an inanimate object, animal, or abstract idea. The tree waved its branches in the wind.
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HYPERBOLE:
an outrageous exaggeration used for effect. My hand hurt so much I though it was going to fall off.
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: a combination of two words that appear to contradict each other. A wise fool.

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OXYMORON

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repeated vowel sounds in words placed near each other, usually on the same lines. I should have, I could have helped him.

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closely arranged things with strikingly different characteristics. The rich and poor lived side by side.

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Card 5

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an ordinary object, event, animal, or person to which we have attached extraordinary meaning and significance. I gave him my heart.

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