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Literary Devices and Figures of Speech

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She may not have experience with the importance of communication. She does not know and hasn't had experience with effective methods of handling anger. Sometimes it can be a good thing for her to "get away" if she needs time to cool off before she says something to you in anger, but doesn't really m…
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How to give a proper handshake Delivering a proper handshake can make or break your first impression on a person. A handshake that's too limp or weak can convey weakness or lack of self-confidence, while one that's too strong or crushing can convey hostility. A well-executed handshake is one that…
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The " RAT BIKE" is any bike that has been pieced together with various parts from other bikes, autos, and fabricated pieces. No self respecting woman would be caught dead on one. Color, style and brand have no barring. It is the overall look that makes a "Rat". In the words of Timberwoof in his M…
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Answer An oxymoron (plural "oxymora" or "oxymorons") (noun) is a figure of speech that combines two normally contradictory terms (e.g. "deafening silence" "jumbo shrimp"). Oxymoron is a Greek term derived from oxy ("sharp") and moros ("dull"). Oxymora are a proper subset of the expressions called…
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If you haven't already, try racer back bras or halter bras and/or tops. Also try a good push-up bra with side padding might pull your boobs together and show cleavage.
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Answer You could be getting ready to miscarry. It happened to me twice in three months.
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lava lamps by Yvonne Bernal The unique lamps were created by a British inventor and former World War II pilot, Edward Craven-Walker, who reportedly thought up the idea after seeing a homemade, liquid-filled egg timer at a pub. In September of 1963, Craven-Walker started a company to research and…
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Biometric Devices A fingerprinting scan is a very common biometric device. There are also iris matching scanners for high tech security. @Nottingham YE$
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The neoclassicists held the belief that man was the supreme power of all, the center of all thought and truth. As said by Alexander Pope, "the proper study of mankind is man." They held strictly to reason and order, to intellect and precision. They attempted to achieve perfection. Opposing them was …
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They are not all necessarily vicious, but they will retaliate in some way. My somatic N was passive aggressive. He would ignore requests, withold all affection and even communication, and delight in making me the victim of hurtful humor. He never missed an opportunity to criticize or make a joke at …
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Questions on the English Language All the questions - answered as well as unanswered - can be found in the category called English Language at this link: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/FAQ/2158 Below the main category is the list of subcategories. A click on each little green arrow opens even more subc…
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Lava is constituted of magma, molten rock formed deep inside Earth. When lava is thrown out of an erupting volcano, it is a liquid at temperatures from 700 °C to 1,200 °C (1,300 °F to 2,200 °F). Its color is red-hot, but as the lava cools downs and solidifies in rocks, it turns to the same rock …
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ALLITERATION--The repetition of consonant sounds in a line or grouping of words. ALLUSION--A significant reference, direct or indirect, to a work of literature, music, or art, as well as a historical event, person, or place. ANACHRONISM--An event or a detail that is chronologically out of its prope…
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Answer credit, gratitude, acknowledgment, thanks, appreciation, respect
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Answer ANSWER Poetic justice is an outcome in which vice is punished and virtue is rewarded, usually in a way that is peculiarly or ironically appropriate to the situation. If an evil character plans to trap a virtuous character and is caught in his own trap, we have an example of poetic…
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Going by some politics it can be thought that Geeks are more revolutionary than the conservative Wonks. Wonks write historyGeeks make history.
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Transfer of electronsThe transfer of electrons to and from molecules, metals and other materials.
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it is a democrat
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Auden's somewhat mysterious use of children skating on a pond and dogs going on with their doggy life seem irrelevent plots ment to juxtapose the more extraordinary ones, however, if one looks at bruegel's other paintings they can find the images Auden is pulling from. (Massacre of the Innocents and…
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Answer An anecdote is simply a true story that is generally amusing, thought-provoking, etc. and most commonly refers to some subject the speaker is talking about. If someone were talking about the misuse of law enforcement, for example, they might tell a story about how a man in charge of road …
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"To dance the night away" means to dance all night long, perhaps even until the sun is rising. In today's culture, it can mean clubbing.
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Like the old Batman shows. WHAM! BANG! That sort of thing.
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The term 'God's country' is a compound noun meaning 'a place especially favored by God'. The term 'God's country' has been used by many people to mean many things, depending on their own perspective. The first known use of this expression is in "The History of England" written in 1718 by Laurence…
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I means that every individual is unique, having their own set of personality traits, needs, wants, and desires. Just like there are no two fingerprints exactly alike, their are no human beings exactly alike. Thus the saying, "there is only one of someone."
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That a type of dinosaur called nestorsaurius will be formed
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I would suggest you search for (1) Westwood Villiage, CA then (2) look up the city directory there. Under restaurants, you will probably find the restaurang you are searching for.
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When we love someone with all our being and they either reject us or leave eventually then the heart can feel as if it's been ripped right out of your body. Humans need love to exist no matter how much some may deny it.   Broken hearts are a typical human emotion and everyone will go through …
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Dunted bricks are bricks that are dunted, der!1.a hard blow or hit, esp. one that makes a dull sound; thump 2.to strike, esp. with a dull sound.
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If I remember correctly I think the quote was from Seinfeld. They were discussing the (fake) movie "Rochelle Rochelle", which appears in several episodes. Whenever the movie name is mentioned, the movie's slogan is usually repeated. It goes: "Rochelle Rochelle - A young woman's strange and erotic …
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Language that goes beyond the ordinary meaning of words. Figurative language is different from literal language in that the former uses all kinds of techniques including metaphor, simile, and so on to get its message across whilst the latter (literal) uses straightforward factual language. Figurativ…
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I'd long wondered about this as my dad used to say it often during my childhood (1950s) and by the time I thought to ask him (1990s) he'd forgotten he'd ever said it! I read in a dictionary of slang that wooden leg meant the gallows so constructed a theory that it concerned a hanging .. but have ga…
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i did cause it ain't cow manuer
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Look on the bright side of life, think good things, be happy, do something you enjoy and you may not even know it but you are smiling!
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love at first sight is if you really love someone you would think that they really like you to. But if you think that they don't love you to you look on the bright side when your feeling down and ask them or wright then a little note and say that i like you most people in high school have a lot of t…
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A rhetorical question is normally one that does not expect an answer. It is commonly included for its effect on a reader or listener. So a paragraph in a book might begin: 'Who, then, controlled the army?', thus confronting the reader with the issue to be discussed but not expecting him or her to an…
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at the beginnig there is a continuo shift from past to present to future
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A 'short term solution' is a way to repair something or solve a problem quickly and as cheaply as possible in order to continue functioning. The term of the 'solution' is short because the repair or procedure will not hold up in the long term. A proper solution will have to be taken care of as soon …
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There are too many to list them all here - there are links below to WikiPedia (they list each kind of figure of speech) and to an example page which gives specific examples! If you click on each of the subtypes at the top it will list things like metaphors... "standing on the shoulders of giants" a…
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See Related LinksSee the Related Links for "Figures of Speech Explained" to the bottom for the answer. The main figures of speech types are: Tropes, Metaplasmic Figures, Figures of Omission, Figures of Repetition, Figures of Unusual Word Order and Figures of Thought. 1 simile 2 metaphor 3 hyperbo…
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Pathetic Fallacy is when nature mirrors a character's mood,emotions, feelings or thoughts.
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When changes to shareholders are notified to ASIC on the Form 484, the question 'beneficially owned?' must be answered. This question is asking whether the shares are owned by this shareholder or are held in trust by this person for the benefit of another party. If the shares are not held in trust,…
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The "distant future" is a period thousands or millions of years into the future, as opposed to the relatively short period defined by "in the coming years".
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Connect-the-Dots is a simple puzzle for children, in which a picture can be formed by drawing a line between a series of numbered dots. If you "connect the dots," you make a logical connection between facts in order to arrive at a solution.
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The most important figures of speech are similes, metaphors, personifications, hyperboles, and symbols.
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If you're gay: Hey, Mom, Dad. You know that forbidden love that Spock has for Kirk? Well, me too. If you're lesbian: Hey, Mom, Dad. You know that forbidden love that Marcy has for Peppermint Patty? Well, me too. If you're bi: Hey, Mom, Dad. You know that forbidden love that Lady Gaga has for both …
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The phrase "It was a dark and stormy night", made famous by comic strip character Snoopy in Peanuts, was originally penned by Victorian novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton, in the beginning of his 1830 novel Paul Clifford. ""It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents, except at occasional i…
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Using 'a raft of' preceding a noun is a term for a 'large quantity' of that thing.
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Answer There are 3 primary solutions for treating a gummy smile: 1)orthognathic surgery, 2) crown lengthening, 3) lip lowering surgery. Orthognathic surgery is invasive and often requires the jaw to be cut and wired shut for a period of time. Orthognathic surgery is usually very expensive and…
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"Doin' What Comes Natur'lly" is a song from the 1946 musical Annie Get Your Gun, written by Irving Berlin, about Annie Oakley, the most prominent member of Darke County Ohio, where I grew up. "Folks are dumb where I come from, They ain't had any learning. Still they're happy as can be Doin' what …
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Answer Onomatopoeia.
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coupled, paired, twin, duplicate, dual, twofold
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what does 2040 in bothe eyes together mean?
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The original term, "May God bless you" was contracted into "God bless you," or sometimes just "God bless." The verb "bless" is used in this phrase instead of "blesses" because it is in the subjunctive mood. The subjunctive mood expresses a hope, wish, possibility, or opinion. The subjunctive mood …
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The figures of speech are: Alliteration, Anaphora, Assonance, Euphemis, Hyperbole, Irony, Metaphor, Onomatopoeia, Oxymoron, Personification, Simile, Understatement. Figures of speech are phrases that are not supposed to be taken literally. They work to add emphasis to spoken or written words. An ex…
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Symbolism- "Out, damned spot!" cries Lady Macbeth in her sleep. The spots of blood Lady Macbeth dreamed she saw on her hands were symbolic of her guilt, showing that even though she tried to rid herself of her emotions and feelings of compassion ("Unsex me here"), the crime she helped to commit (The…
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A Walk in the Desert Figurative or metaphorical language brings a nebulous concept alive and gives it substance. It allows the reader to visualize or associate something in the real world with abstract information. It leaves an impression. It adds interest and color to a written piece. It clarifi…
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if you are going around or avoiding a subject i don't think its lying.the bible tells us do not lie,cheat or steal.i think.if it was a good cause it shouldn't have to come with a lie.i think some questions should not be ask.some things are no ones business.it is good practice to avoid situations tha…
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A social satire is a piece of literature, or some other form of expression such as a cartoon or song, that reflects on a (while criticizing or poking fun at a) specific time period or group of people and certain lifestyles, morals, and beliefs of that group. Three examples of social satires include…
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It is good to study figures of speech so that you can recognize them in conversation later in life. People use them a lot, and since figures of speech aren't literal, straight interpretations of the words used, it is easy to get confused. If you didn't know some figures of speech, certain conversat…
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One love, one life, means that you will only find one true love in your life.
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Irony, repetition, and imagery are used in Hardy's "The Man He Killed."
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Inherited means to receive money, a property or a title as an heir of death of the previous holder. Wrong Answer An inherited behavior is one that is not learned. It's done automatically.
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Answer otros Answer "otros"(masc.) or "otras"(fem.)
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A LAN is a Local Area Network A LAN is a computer network covering a small geographic area like a home, an office, or a group of buildings like a college campus.Local Area Network
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Amalgam is any alloy of mercury. Copper amalgam is very common as filling material in modern dentistry and is considered safe by most dentists even though mercury is well known as a neurotoxin.http://www.answers.com/topic/amalgamAmalgams are alloys of mercury plus other metal(s). Copper amalgams wer…
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Amaze, baffle, mislead, bewilder, startle.
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Like some words -- example: purple, orange -- 'depth' has no rhyme. If you are writing a rhyming poem, never use 'depth', 'orange', or 'purple'. 'Inept' comes close, but I can't think of anything else. 1 syllable: beep, bleep, cheap, creep, griep, heap, heape, jeep, keep, kneip, kniep, leap, leep, …
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Answer nonprejudicial rhetoric defines itselfs; as in unbais discourse
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house,cottage,homested,shack,loft,burrow,den,barn,residence,dwelling,lair,hut,mansion,apartment,block,kennel,iglue
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whats an example of personification" The dish ran away with the spoon "dishes cant run so it is personification"Every step of the old stair case complained as I tiptoed up the stairs."Stairs can't complain, so this is also a personification.
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Answer "They walk among us" means some one or some thing unexpected is in our midst. They may refer to any group of people or things we didn't expect to find here such as witches, vampire, yetis, monsters, or more ordinary types like liars and cheaters. Answer The archetype for this is like ali…
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P. B. Shelley has vividly used imagery in the poem "ode to the west wnd" to put a greater effect on the reader like the line "who chariotest to their dark wintry bed"; in this line Shelley used visual imagery to emphasise the power of west wind since chariotest are something owned by rich and powerf…
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By comparing their antennae. Females have simple antennae and males have bushy antennae with many receptors to help them locate females. IN ADDITION: Female mosquitoes have a long proboscis that they use to draw blood from their victim. Male mosquitoes do not have this.
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I believe it comes from "Libras", which is Latin (for scales or weights) and Spanish for "Pounds".From the Latin Libra.
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Answer Similarity of adj expensive 1 sense of expensive Sense 1 expensive (vs. cheap) => big-ticket(prenominal) => costly, dear(predicate), high-priced, pricey, pricy => dearly-won, costly => overpriced Also See-> valuable#1 Above retrieved from synonym.com
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Answer Do you mean "what does a wise person mean? A wise person differs from a smart, or education person in a way that a wise person can judge in a way that is right or wrong. You definitely want a wise person when making decisions. A smart person is more trivial smart. He may know the capital …
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Axioms are a type of a figure of speech.
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Answer Connotation is a noun for an idea or a feeling that a word evokes over and above its literal meaning; the abstract meaning or intention of a word or phrase. The connotation is what you think of when you hear that word. For example, some people think of how cute cats are and their first cats,…
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According to Dictionary.com: a literary or linguistic technique that produces a specific effect, esp. a figure of speech, narrative style, or plot mechanism This means that it is any specific technique that you use to make a specific effect in your readers or listeners.
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A non-prejudicial use of rhetoric would be for example arguing the republican position on minimum wage increases versus the democrats position on the same subject. The republican position is that a rise in the minimum wage will be a disadvantage and burden on small business. The democrats state that…
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I'm Hungry as a horse.I'm a tree
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similemetaphorpersonificationhyperboleIdiomonomatopoeiaoxymoronalliterationpoint of viewironysymbolismlanguage
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He rips off his arm and places it in Herot. Grendel runs home and laters dies in his lair but his mother goes back to Herot to kill and gets away until Beowulf goes to her lair and cuts off her head. He does find Grendel, however he is already dead by that point.Answer:As to the physical how-In the …
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it means 2 take revenge of the other person and hert them bad
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Exposition,Definition,Classification,description,Process Analysis,Persuasion,Expository,Narrative,Perssuasive.
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It can mean several things actually, for example it can be a reference to an asian gang or in russian prisons it can stand for a thief as a career. It just depends on the scenario really
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Loving
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A rival or enemy.
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Whatever you do don't read what's the brackets. (In 1066 (or around then) when William duke of Normandy was announced king of England, he invented a thing called the feudal system - this was when he would give land to the lords and they would return him knights and loyalty and the lords would give t…
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The acronym MLC may stand for :--- Member of the Legislative Council (Australia, others)--- MLC School (girls school in Sydney, from Methodist Ladies College)--- Maritime Labour Commission (international seafarer's union)--- Medical Licensing Commission
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First) well, it all depends on what you really like and would love to spend the rest of your life doing. Second) First of you are not SUPPOSED to do anything. The only reason you do ANYTHING is because you WANT or AGREE to (and you never agree unless you chose to regardless if its a automatic choic…
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Types of figurative language include simile, metaphor, hyperbole, personification, alliteration, onomatopoeia, cliches, and idioms. --- In figurative language (as opposed to literal language), images and symbols are used to give enriched meaning. For example, the phrase, "the eagle flies with the …
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I know -ly is, but I don't know about -y. It may be a suffix. For example in gloom-y, stead-y or hand-y.
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Alliteration. Repetition of initial consonants or sounds is alliteration, and is very handy for emphasizing a certain phrase, or as a memory aid.
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