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Figurative Language

Personification *Figure of speech where human qualities are attributed to an object, animal, or idea.
Epic Simile * A long elaborate comparison using like or as that often continues over several lines.
Metaphor * A comparison of two unlike things.
Hyperbole * A figure of speech in which truth is exaggerated of emphasis or humorous effect.
Onomatopoeia * The use of words for their sound effects.
Situational Irony * The difference between what is expected to happen and what actually happens.
Dramatic Irony * Device of giving the spectator an item of information that at least one of the characters is unaware of.
Verbal Irony * A contrast in what is said and what is actually meant.
Symbolism * When a person, place, activity, or object stands for something else.
Foreshadowing * A writer's use of hints or clues to indicate events and situations that will occur later in the plot.
Flashback * A conversation, event, or episode that happened before the beginning of the story which helps the reader understand the current situation.
Created by: hannah.landry



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