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Figurative language

TermDefinition
Simile a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of diffferent kinds used with (like or as)
Metaphor Compares things without using like or as ex: a good book is a friend
personification Giving human characteristics to a abstract ex: The chair walked out the room
onomatopoeia Using words that makes sounds Ex: boom
hyperbole exaggeration Ex. My teacher gave us a ton of homework
alliteration use of the same consonant at the beggining of each stressed syllable Ex. She sells sea shells by the sea shore
idiom an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meaning s of words that make it up
irony incongruity between what might be expected and what actually ocucurs
symbolism the practice of investing things with symbolic meaning
imagery the ability to form mental images of things or events
Created by: gorgeous11