Definition: The repetitious use of the same beginning consonant sound in two or more nearby words.
Example: “The ballot is stronger than the bullet.”
– Abraham Lincoln
Example : Peter Piper picked a peck…
Definition: A reference, usually brief, to a person, place, thing, or event with which the reader is presumably familiar. The allusion lets the reader condense great meaning into only a few words. Allusions often refer to mythology, history, religious and literary texts, etc.
Example: “He has the patience of Job.”
Definition: A figure of speech addressing an absent person as if he or she were present or an abstract concept or inanimate object as if it were capable of understanding.
Example: The poet’s addressing the urn in “Ode to a Grecian Urn” by John Keats is an example of an apostrophe.
the substitution of an agreeable or inoffensive expression for one that may offend or suggest something unpleasant to the listener
Job Title Euphemisms:
Blacksmith - Equine Chiropodist
Cashier - Sales Assistant or Retail Representative