Paggard Essay

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gg ALLITERATION Alliteration is the repetition of initial sounds in neighboring words. Example: In clinches: sweet smell of success, a dime a dozen, bigger and better, jump for joy Wordsworth: And sings a solitary song That whistles in the wind. Example: In clichés: sweet smell of success, a dime a dozen, bigger and better, jump for joy Wordsworth: And sings a solitary song That whistles in the wind. The matching or repetition of consonants is called alliteration, or the repeating of the same letter (or sound) at the beginning of words following each other immediately or at short intervals. A famous example is to be found in the two lines by Tennyson: The moan of doves in immemorial elms, And murmuring of innumerable bees. The ancient poets often used alliteration instead of rhyme; in Beowulf there are three alliterations in every line. For example: Now Beowulf bode in the burg of the Scyldings, Leader beloved, and long he ruled Infame with all folk since his father had gone . . . G ALLUSION [pic] Allusion is a brief reference to a person, event, or place, real or fictitious, or to a work of art. Casual reference to a famous historical or literary figure or event. An allusion may be drawn from history, geography, literature, or religion. Example: Drake’s song “Over” one of verses in the song he said you can speak my language Rosetta Stone which refers to the Rosetta Stone that help people speak different languages Antagonist Character in a story or poem who opposes the main character (protagonist). Sometimes the antagonist is an animal, an idea, or a thing. Examples: of such antagonists might include illness, oppression, or the serpent in the biblical story of Adam and Eve. [pic] Archetype [pic] Archetype is the usage of any object or situation as it was originally made - think of it as the biggest

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