Alliteration

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ALLITERATION
Alliteration refers to the repetition of a consonant sound, at least three times in a sentence. It is often used as a figure of speech in poetry, and even advertisements use alliteration in their tag lines to make the ads more memorable. Some examples of alliteration are:
Don't delay dawns disarming display. Dusk demands daylight. - Paul Mccan
Sara's seven sisters slept soundly in sand.
ANASTROPHE
Anastrophe the inversion of the normal order of speech in a particular sentence. It can also be said that the language is interrupted and speech takes a sudden turn. This is used for the purpose of emphasis. Examples of anastrophe are:
Object there was none. Passion there was none. I loved the old man. - Edgar Allan Poe, The Tell-Tale Heart
Why should their liberty than ours be more? - Adriana, Comedy of Errors, William Shakespeare
ANAPHORA
Anaphora refers to a repetition of one particular word purposely, at the start of consecutive sentences or paragraphs. This is again in order to emphasize a point. Examples of anaphora are:
I'm not afraid to die. I'm not afraid to live. I'm not afraid to fail. I'm not afraid to succeed. I'm not afraid to fall in love. I'm not afraid to be alone. I'm just afraid I might have to stop talking about myself for five minutes. - Kinky Friedman, When the Cat's Away
Water, water, every where,
And all the boards did shrink ;
Water, water, every where,
Nor any drop to drink. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Rime of the Ancient Mariner
ANTITHESIS
Antithesis is defined as an opposition or contradiction between two concepts in a statement. For example:
It rained all night the day I left, the weather it was dry, The sun so hot, I froze to death... - Oh Susanna (Song)
You're easy on the eyes, hard on the heart... - Terri Clark (Song)
EUPHEMISM
A euphemism is the use of neutral language to remark something that may be offensive…...

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