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Figurative languege

TermDefinition
similie a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with `like' or `as')
metaphor a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity
personification the act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas etc.
onomonopia using words that imitate the sound they denote
hyperbale extravagant exaggeration
alliteration use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
idiom an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up
irony congruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs
symbolisum the practice of investing things with symbolic meaning
imagery the ability to form mental images of things or events
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