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					    Alliteration

 Repetitionof beginning
 consonant sounds
 Example of Alliteration

“There will come soft rains
  and the smell of the ground
and swallows circling
  with their shimmering sound;”
            Sara Teasdale
         Imagery


 Use of vivid language to convey
 sensations
   Example of Imagery
“That morning we galloped
through the grassed-over mounds
and named each stone
for a lost milk tooth. Each dollop
of sherbet, later,
is a miracle,
like salt on a melon that makes it sweeter.”
                          Rita Dove
       Metaphor

 An implied comparison between
 two unlike things
Example of Metaphor

 “An aged man is but a paltry thing,
 A tattered coat upon a stick . . .”
               William Butler Yeats
      Onomatopoeia


 Words that sound like what
 they mean
Example of Onomatopoeia

“The rusty spigot
sputters,
utters
a splutter, . . .”
     Eve Merriam
       Personification

 Giving human characteristics to
 an animal, object, or idea
 Example of Personification


“Death grinned, and his eyes lit up
With the pale glow of those lanterns
That workmen carry sometimes
To light their way through the dusk.”
                 Donald Justice
              Simile

 An obvious comparison between
 two unlike things, using “like,” “as,”
 or “than”
Example of Simile

       “Bulging like a coin
         purse fallen on the
         ground
       Of damp woods.”
            W. D. Snodgrass

				
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