Farland language terms 8 11-14-09 - Assonance Identity or similarity in sound between internal vowels in neighboring words The rain in Spain falls

Farland language terms 8 11-14-09 - Assonance Identity or...

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Assonance Identity or similarity in sound between internal vowels in neighboring words. The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plains. Consonance The repetition of consonants in words stressed in the same place (but whose vowels differ) usually at the end. He struck a streak of bad luck on the deck. Litote An understatement in which an affirmative is expressed negatively. I really am not amused. He is not attractive. Synecdoche Figure of comparison in which a word standing for part of something is used for the whole of that thing or vice versa He died this morning, despite the hospital’s attempt to save him. All hands on deck. Epanadiplosis The repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning and end of a phrase. Laugh with those who laugh, weep with those who weep.
Epistrophe He repetition of a word or phrase at the end of successive clauses or sentences.

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