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Vocabulary words

Figurative Language

QuestionAnswer
Litural Taking words in their usual or most basic sense without metaphor or allegory.
Figurative Departing from a literal use of words; metaphorical; the opposite of of literal.
Simile An expression comparing one thing to another, using the words "like" or "as."
Metaphor An expression that equates or compares two different things, without using the words "like" or "as."
Idiom An expression with a meaning different from the literal meaning of the individual words.
Symbolism When something stands for something else.
Alliteration The repetition of the same consonant sound in words occurring near one another.
Onomatopoeia a word that sounds like its meaning.
Personification The giving of a personal nature or human characteristic to something nonhuman.
Allusion A reference to something or someone who is well-known without actually naming it.
Hyperbole Exaggerated statement or claims not meant to be taken literally.
Created by: lucas.nelson.01