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Poetry Terms

figurative language Language that describes something in terms of something else.
simile Comparing two unlike things using comparison words such as like, as, than or resembles.
metaphor Comparing two unlike things without the use of comparison words.
extended metaphor Comparing two unlike things throughout an entire piece or a large portion of a piece.
personification A kind of metaphor in which a nonhuman thing as talked about as if it were alive.
hyperbole An exaggeration.
Alliteration The repetition of the same sound in a sentence.. Similar to a tongue twister.
Onomatopoeia The use of words that imitate sounds.
Created by: Aaron.Moore