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Figurative LA

Hyperbole An exaggeration used by writer's to help readers understand the situation.
Personification When a writer gives objects or animals people qualities (talking, walking on two legs)
Simile When you compare something using the words: Like or AS
Alliteration Words that are carefully chosen and crafted to have the same beginning sound. (the slithery snake slinked in)
Onomatopoeia When words are actually noises. (slish, spash, crack, boom, pow)
Metaphor When you use a known situation or example to help the reader understand a more complicated concept. Ex. Life has many choices/Life is like a box of chocolates,you never know what your going to get.
Idiom When a phrase is used to describe a situation using an exaggeration. (The early bird gets the worm)
Rhyming Pattern When words are carefully chosen to rhyme in a pattern. (abab or aabbaabb)
Rhyme When words have the same sounds.
Author/Poet Point of View Every writer has emotions and experiences that shape their perspective and their writing choices.
Drama To inflate something to make it seem more than it is.
Created by: Tcduncan



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