Explain figures of speech .
(1) - Assonance
(2) - Paradox

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Assonance: Assonance is the repetition of vowel sounds. For example, there is a repetition of the vowel sound in the following passage: 
“Poetry is old, ancient, goes back far. It is among the oldest of living things. So old it is that no man knows how and why the first poems came.”

A paradox is a figure of speech in which a statement appears to contradict itself. For example:
"This is the beginning of the end."

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Assonance is the resemblance of sound between syllables of nearby words, arising particularly from the rhyming of two or more stressed vowels, but not consonants (e.g.?sonnet,?porridge?), but also from the use of identical consonants with different vowels (e.g.?killed,?cold,?culled?).
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Thanks Ishita
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A paradox is a seemingly absurd or contradictory statement or proposition which when investigated may prove to be well founded or true.
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You're welcome, Pari!!
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