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Euphemism

A less offensive synonym for a word or phrase that might be considered to direct, unpleasant, or harsh

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Anthropomorphism

Giving human qualities to animate things

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Onomatopoeia

The use of words whose sounds suggest the sense

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Simile

A comparison between two or more things using like or as

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Metaphor

A direct comparison between two or more things that doesn't use like or as

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Idiom

A group of words whose meaning must be derived from the whole rather than the individual meaning o its component words

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Consonance

The repetition of constant sounds within two or more words

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Assonance

The repetition of vowel sounds in neighboring words or phrases to create rhyming

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Allitieration

The repetition of constant sounds at the beginning of two or more words

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Personification

Giving inanimate objects human qualities

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Allusion

A reference to a well-known historical person, or character

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Hyperbole

An exaggeration

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Jargon

The language especially the vocabulary peculiar to a particular trade, profession, or group

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Slang

Very casual speech or writing