I'm going to delve into the underworld of literary terminology here. You ready? Put on your snorkel mask and follow me!
Since I'm teaching AP English I figure I should have a handle on the actual terms of language. Oh sure, I know them- but I don't really know them. If I bumped into them at a party it would be awkward, to say the least. My brain would make small talk while my mind would try frantically to figure out whether I was talking to personification or pathetic fallacy- they're so alike.
Since I love and admire Strunk and White's Illustrated Guide to Style to very much- good bath tub reading- I decided to make my own photographed guide to figurative language, literary techniques and other AP psycho babble. SERIOUS fun!
1. Assonance- repetition of similar vowel sounds:
Though normally Nelson jumps from docks, here he is rotating his torso off of rocks, down in the Rio Trancura.
(I hope this flaunting of my nerd side doesn't make an assonance out of me.)