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Repetition
The purposeful re-use of words and phrases for an effect.
Onomatopoeia
Words that sound like their meanings.
Alliteration
Repeated consonant sounds at the beginning of words.
Rhyme
Words that have different beginning sounds but whose endings sound alike.
Assonance
Repeated vowel sounds in words placed near each other.
Consonance
Repeated consonant sounds at the ending of words.
Cacophony
A discordant series of harsh, unpleasant sounds helps to convey disorder.
Euphony
A series of musically pleasant sounds, conveying a sense of harmony and beauty to the language.
Rhythm
A regular pattern of accented syllables separated by unaccented syllables.