Figurative Devices

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kashiwagiixd
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Figurative Devices
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2013-11-02 00:54:19
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Literary Devices
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  1. Alliteration
    • repetition of accented consonant sounds at the beginning of words.
    •    ex. big bad barking dog
  2. Allusion
    reference to literature, bible, myths
  3. Assonance
    • repetition of vowel sounds
    •    ex. how now brown crown
  4. Antithesis
    concept that directly opposed to a previously presented idea.
  5. Onomonopoeia
    • Words that imitate sound
    •    ex. meow, bang
  6. Oxymoron
    • combines two contradictory words
    •    ex. icy hot
  7. Euphemism
    substitution of an inoffensive word or phrase for another that would be harsh.
  8. Diction
    deliberate choice of styles of language for a desired effect or tone.

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