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alliteration
When two or more words begin with the same sound
cacophony
Harsh or unpleasant sound.
Euphony
pleasant, harmonious sound
onomatopoeia
words that imitate the sound they name
simile
A comparison using like or as
Metaphor
Uses comparison, but is not literally true. Compares the quality of one thing to another thing.
hyperbole
an exaggeration not intended to decieve.
Understatement
Saying something that minimizes it's significance
euphemism
saying something in a less direct way, substitute, alternate
Oxymoron
Using words of opposite meaning together to describe something. Example: Cruel Kindness