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    Phrasing of prose

    Hello,

    I was talking with some work collegues about general english vocab and terms and I am now confused. I was always under the impression that onomatopoeia was term used when reading prose with a certain rhythm but have since discovered its real meaning. Can you please let me know what word does describe the thing I am trying to think of?
    Kind regards
    Sarah Downes UK
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    Re: Phrasing of prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    Hello,

    I was talking with some work collegues about general english vocab and terms and I am now confused. I was always under the impression that onomatopoeia was term used when reading prose with a certain rhythm but have since discovered its real meaning. Can you please let me know what word does describe the thing I am trying to think of?
    Kind regards
    Sarah Downes UK
    Well, its syllable count is close, and its initial vowel is somewhat silimar. The term you're looking for is alliteration: repetition of the same letter or sound.

    EX: cool, calm, and collected

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