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Figurative_Language

Figurative Language, Sound Devices & Sensory Deatils

TermDefinition
simile a comparision of two unlike things using "like" or "as"
metaphor a comparison of two unlike things without using "like" or "as"
personification giving human-like qualities to an object (unliving thing)
hyperbole an extreme exaggeration
idiom an expression that has meaning, but it doesn't make sense if you translate it word for word with a dictionary
sound devices elements of literature or poetry that emphasize sound
alliteration repeated consonant sounds occurring at the beginning of words
onomatopoeia words that mimic (represent) sounds
repetition Repeated words, phrases or lines. Writers use this sound device to bring certain ideas, sounds or feelings to the readers’ attention.
sensory details language that appeals to the senses (seeing, touching, tasting, feeling, smelling)
imagery using words to paint a picture in the reader's mind
Created by: mrsmik