When I was a child I would look at my father, the thinning hair, the

Anaphora llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll Enumeration

collapsing teeth, and wonder why anyone would give money for a head

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like that. When I was thirteen my father’s mother told me a secret: as a


wee lad your poor father was dropped on his head. It was an accident,

Assonance                                                           Assonance

he was never the same after, and you must remember that people

dropped on their heads can be a bit peculiar.


Alliteration: sound device, musical effect

Anaphora: emphasis

Hyperbole: used for exaggeration, to attract the reader´s attention, to emphasize statements

Assonance: musical effect

Enumeration: adjectives devalue the nouns