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Reading Comprehension: Detail Questions

Which of the following definitions of alliterations is supported by information in the passage?

Incorrect.

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This is the definition of metonymy, not alliteration.

Correct!

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This answer choice correctly paraphrases the definition stated in the passage, which says that alliteration is a literary device in which the author deliberately uses repetition of a sound at the beginning of neighboring words.

Incorrect.

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This statement describes a use, not the definition, of alliteration.

Incorrect.

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The passage states that alliteration uses the same sound at the beginning of each word. We are not told that those sounds may only be consonants.

Incorrect.

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Alliteration uses the same sound at the beginning, not the end, of each word. This answer choice refers to rhyme.

emphasizing a detail by making it more memorable
using the same sound at the start of several consecutive words
using the same consonant at the beginning of each word in a series of words next to each other
referring to an object by the use of a directly referring to a different object associated with the original object
using the same sound at the end of each word in a series of words