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Alliteration

The recurrence of initial consonant sounds - rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers

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Allusion

A reference to an event, literary work or person - I can’t do that because I am not superman

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Amplification

Repeats a word or expression for emphasis - love, real love, takes time

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Anadiplosis

The repetition of the last word for a preceding clause. The word is used at the end of a sentence and then used again at the beginning of the next sentence.

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Analogy

Compares two different things that have some similar characteristics - he is flaky as a snowstorm

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Anaphora

Repeats a word or phrase in successive phrases - “if you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh”

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Antanagoge

Places a criticism and compliment together to lessen the impact - the car is not pretty but it runs great.

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Antimetabole

Repeats a word or phrase in reverse order -“ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country”

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Antiphrasis

Uses a word with an opposite meaning - the chihuahua was named Goliath

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Antithesis

Makes a connection between two things -“that’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”