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Figurative Language

TermDefinition
Hyperbole An exaggeration that is shown for emphasis or humorous effect
Simile A statement that compares two or more things using the words; like, as, or than.
Metaphor A statement that compares two or more things not using the words; like, as, or than.
Alliteration The repetition of consonant sounds that are at the beginning of words.
Personification Giving a non-human or thing human qualities.
Onomatopoeia Using words to imitate sounds.
Rhyme Scheme The arrangement of rhyming words in a poem, used to give the poem rhythm and beat to help it flow.
Imagery Words or phrases that create sensory experiences for the reader, using senses such as: sight, smell, touch, hearing, and taste.
Mood A feeling that a literary work conveys. Ex: sadness, excitement, anger, ect.
Tone Shows the author's attitude toward his or her subject. Can remain the same throughout a piece or change several times. Ex: humor, serious, ect.
Oxymoron A combination of words that have opposite or very different meanings
Repetition The repeating of a word or phrase over again in a poem.
Created by: john.lydia19