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- repetition of accented consonant sounds at the beginning of words.
- ex. big bad barking dog
reference to literature, bible, myths
- repetition of vowel sounds
- ex. how now brown crown
concept that directly opposed to a previously presented idea.
- Words that imitate sound
- ex. meow, bang
- combines two contradictory words
- ex. icy hot
substitution of an inoffensive word or phrase for another that would be harsh.
deliberate choice of styles of language for a desired effect or tone.