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Figurative Devices

15 Figurative Devices of Poetry

TermDefinition
metaphor implied comparison
simile stated comparison
conceit extended metaphor
personification attribution of human characteristics to things/animals
apostrophe address of personification
metonymy metaphorical introduction of person or place
synecdoche partial manifestation of object, idea, or person
hyperbole exaggeration
litotes understatement by negation of antonyms
irony contrast between actual/stated meaning
symbolism tangible manifestation of an idea
imagery sensory descriptive language
paradox apparent contradiction
oxymoron contradictory language juxtaposed
allusion historical, literary, mythological reference
Created by: amyaitran
 

 



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