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a direct comparison between two unlike things
Ex: His words were sharp knives
sensory details denotiong specific physical experiences (describing something)
Ex: The bright orange sun was setting over the deep blue ocean, setting the sky and sea ablaze with light.
refers to individual words like "splash" or "thud" whose meanings are closely related to their sounds
an unexpeceted word is magically made to fit with another
Ex: There was this frog who sat on a log waiting for the hog, but along came this dog that frightened the frog, and now the frog rests in the bog.
a rhyme pattern in a poem that falls at the end of the lines
- Ex: Do not go gentle into that good night
- Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
- Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
The repetition of similar sounding vowel sounds
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