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I am short and I always exclaim
I vary in appearance, but only have one name
I am silent, but in your head I make sound
I am intangible and often bound

I often come with colors,
And always with shapes and lines
I serve two purposes
Of which one of them is to please the eyes

What am I?

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You are

Onomatopoeia

I am short and I always exclaim

almost are always followed by an exclamation mark

I vary in appearance, but only have one name

in comic books they will vary in font

I am silent, but in your head I make sound

by definition you make a sound when thought of

I am intangible and often bound

words are bound to a page

I often come with colors, And always with shapes and lines

again different font

I serve two purposes Of which one of them is to please the eyes

nice fonts please the eyes of the (usual comic book) reader. the other is the sound effect of course

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You are

Exclamation mark

I am short and I always exclaim

It is just one character long

I vary in appearance, but only have one name

You can have different fonts, but it's still called exclamation mark

I am silent, but in your head I make sound

It makes no sound but when we read it, we imagine emphasis

I am intangible and often bound

It has to be bound to other words

I often come with colors, And always with shapes and lines

Different colors, fonts, etc

I serve two purposes Of which one of them is to please the eyes

Exclamation mark has its own purpose. The one to please the eyes can be some sort of notification you were expecting

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  • $\begingroup$ However it does meet the clues quite perfectly except for the last one in my own opinion because exclamation marks do not really please my eyes on their own. < Take that as a hint. $\endgroup$ – miss rarity Mar 6 '15 at 15:44
  • $\begingroup$ It is also called an exclamation point, so it doesn't "only have one name". $\endgroup$ – KSmarts Mar 6 '15 at 15:51
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I suspect you might be a

Balloon

I am short and I always exclaim
I vary in appearance, but only have one name
I am silent, but in your head I make sound
I am intangible and often bound

Balloon, as in cartoon drawing, usually bound to a character exclaiming something. They are intangible, silent, yet they still make sound in your head on reading them.

I often come with colors,
And always with shapes and lines
I serve two purposes
Of which one of them is to please the eyes

Balloon, as in children's plaything, also used for decoration purposes. They come in many colors and shapes, and there's a line attached to keep them in place.

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  • $\begingroup$ You are close with "comic book balloon". Your answer is not what I am looking for exacrly, though. $\endgroup$ – miss rarity Mar 6 '15 at 15:46
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You are

A comic book.

I am short and I always exclaim

Comics are often short and have onomatopoeic exclamations ("Bang!" or "Kapow!")

I vary in appearance, but only have one name

Tons of different comic book stories/characters/authors, but all are comics.

I am silent, but in your head I make sound

We read them, so all of the sound is in our mind.

I am intangible and often bound

Intangible because people often keep them sealed in mint condition, and bound because it's a book.

I often come with colors, And always with shapes and lines

Colored illustrations

I serve two purposes Of which one of them is to please the eyes

We can read them for the story, but can also just admire the artwork.

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