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Literary Devices

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TermDefinition
Allegory a device used to present an idea or principle that extends over an entire work.
Allusion a reference to a well-known place, literary or art work, famous person, or historical event
Analogy an extended explanation or description of something unfamiliar or difficult to explain by comparison with something familiar
Euphemism a mild descriptive word used instead of a possibly offensive or sexist term
Hyperbole the use of overstatement or exaggeration
Idiom an expression whose literal meaning is not signified by what the words suggest
Imagery the use of any words that evoke sensation of sight, hearing,touch, smell, or taste
Irony a contrast between what is said or done and what is really intended to be said or done.
Metaphor comparing two things without using like or as
Oxymoron combine terms or ideas which usually contradict each other but still may be technically true
Personification figurative language that refers to animals,ideas,or things as if they were human
Simile comparing two things using like or as
Symbol an object,person,place, or action that has a meaning in itself and that also has meaning beyond itself,such as a quality, an attitude,a belief, or a value
Created by: mikkolejohnson