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Repetition of an initial consonant eg Firelight, lamplight, the little lame cat
Repetition of a vowel sound eg a flicker of light, glittering, just out of sight
Words that make a similar sound to their meaning when spoken aloud eg pop/hiss
Contrast. Direct Opposite of. When a word, phrase or idea is set in opposition to another, resulting in a strong contrast or ambiguity which can often surprise or shock eg Dinosaur roar, dinosaur squeak, Dinosaur fierce, dinosaur meek.
When a word with 2 different meanings, both relevant to the context, is used eg “Thank goodness”, the carp thought, “That rivers have banks!”
When one thing is likened to another, recognised by use of ‘like’ or ‘as’ eg My love is like a red, red rose
Turns one thing into something else eg Beware, my lord, of jealousy; it is the green-eyed monster, which doth mock, the meat it feeds on
Plot (of the book)
A narrative of events with emphasis on cause & effect