Alliteration

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Alliteration is a poetic device in which – usually – each word or syllable of a line, group of lines, or verse section begins with the same consonant. It is often associated…

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Ballad

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Definition A ballad is a type of poem that tells the story of someone or something. The term ballad is derived from the word ballade, which comes from the French…

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Enjambment

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In poetry, enjambment is a poetic device in which a line breaks mid-syllable or word. It can be used to emphasize a word or a phrase. Enjambment is usually found…

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Hyperbole

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What does Hyperbole Mean in English? Hyperbole is a figure of speech in which the speaker exaggerates or magnifies something to make it sound more important or more extreme than…

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Hypophora

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What is Hypophora in Literature? Hypophora is a figure of speech in which the speaker asks a question and then answers it himself immediately. This is done to make the…

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Irony

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What is Irony in English Literature? Irony is a figure of speech in which the meaning is different from what was intended. So it is a rhetorical device – a word…

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