Phonetic SDs

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The gift of the magi by O.Henry.   • Three times Della counted it. (Alliteration) • There was clearly nothing to do but flop down on the shabby little couch and howl. (Onomatopoeia) • … life is made...

The gift of the magi by O.Henry.

 

Three times Della counted it. (Alliteration)

• There was clearly nothing to do but flop down on the shabby little couch and howl. (Onomatopoeia)

• … life is made up of sobs, sniffles, and smiles, with sniffles predominating.(Alliteration)

• A furnished flat at $8 per week. (Alliteration)

• It did not exactly beggar description, but … (Assonance)

• … and an electric button from which no mortal finger could coax a ring. (Onomatopoeia)

• Now, when the income was shrunk to $20, though, they were thinking seriously of contracting to a modest and unassuming D. (Alliteration)

She stood by the window and looked out dully at a gray cat walking a gray fence in a gray backyard. (Alliteration), (Assonance)

• And then an ecstatic scream of joy; and then, alas! (Onomatopoeia)

• She held it out to him eagerly upon her open palm. (Assonance).

   

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