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Literary Devices

Simile a literary device that compares two things using "like" or "as"
Metaphor comparing two things by saying one thing is similar to another---does NOT use "like" or "as"
Personification a figure of speech giving human characteristics to an animal, object, or idea
Idiom a group of words whose meaning is different from the ordinary meaning of the words
Symbolism a person, place, thing, or event that has meaning in itself and stands for something else as well
Mood the overall feeling created in the reader by a piece of literature
Tone the writer's attitude towards the subject
Alliteration the repetition of beginning consonant sounds in neighboring words
Hyperbole an extreme exaggeration use to make a point
Onomatopoeia using words to mimic sounds
Oxymoron figurative language that combines words that have nearly opposite meanings
Created by: Jtastad



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