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Figurative Language

TermDefinition
Simile A comparison between two terms using the words like or as. EX:( "My dog is as smelly as dirty socks.")
Metaphor A comparison between two things that are not alike and replaces a word with another word. EX:("He is a walking dictionary.")
Alliteration When almost all the words in a sentence start with the same letter. EX:( The use of the same beginning constant sound a line or verse.)
Personification To give a non-human object human-like characteristics.
Onomatopoeia The formation or a word form a sound associated with what is named.
Hyperbole Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
Idiom A word or phrase that is different from its literal meaning.
Irony A figure of speech in which words are used in such a way that intended meaning is.
Cliche A phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of thought.
Oxymoron A figure of speech in which apparently terms appear in conjunction.
Paradox An idea preparations or action.
Allusion A brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing, or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political phrase.
Assonance When vowels are repeated in poetry.
Consonance Agreement or compatibility between opinions or actions.
Parallelism The state of being parallel or of corresponding in some way.
Created by: monica.reyna