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the repetition of constant sounds at the beginning of words alliteration
words with opposite meanings antonyms
using two negative words, such as no, not, or hardly, in the same sentence double negative
creative use of words to make readers see things in new ways figurative language
words that sound the same but have different meanings homonyms
an overstatement, or exaggeration hyperbole
words that appeal to the five senses and create mental pictures imagery
a comparison that does not use the words like or as metaphor
words that are spelled the same but have more than one meaning multiple-meaning words
the imitation of sounds in words onomatopoeia
giving human qualities to a non-human (such as an animal or an object) personification
a set of letters added to the beginning of a root word, making a new word prefix
using the same word or phrase several times in a text to persuade an audience repetition
the pattern of sounds, or beats, in a poem rhythm
the main part, or base, of a word root word
a comparison that uses the words like or as simile
a set of letters added to the end of a root word, making a new word suffix
words that have the same, or similar, meanings synonyms
Created by: lbertagnolli