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Figurative Language

Imagery create images in your mind, changes how your senses perceive things
Simile Uses "like" or "as" to compare things that are different form each other
Metaphor Compares two different things without using "like" or "as"
Personification gives human characteristics to object and aspects of nature
Symbolism A symbol in literary work that stands for and idea
Hyperbole adds force to words through exaggeration (extreme exaggeration)
understatement adds force to a statement by presenting it in a weak way
idiom/figurative phrase a group of words that together mean something entirely different from the individual words
allusions images that are suggest by our culture; referring to another literary work; eg: I am going to turn in to a pumpkin at 12:00 AM...
Verse arrangements of words in lines (poems)
Theme the idea that the poet wants you to understand (big idea)
Speaker expresses ideas and point of view
rhyme repeated sounds at the end of lines/words
alliteration repetition of the same constant sound
onomatopoeia words that imitate the sound of something
Created by: lapirain
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