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Figurative language

alliteration represent of beginning consonant sounds
allusion a reference to a famous historical time
apostrophe talking to something that cannot reply
assonance repetition of vowel sounds followed by words not rhyming
comparison similarities
contrast differences
flashback a reference to something that happening prior to the opening scene
foreshadow clues or hints leading to the future events
hyperbole exaggeration to stress emotion
imagery word pictures of the sense experience
irony words to imply the opposite meaning in a time event
metaphor comparing without the words like or as
onomatapoeia words imitating sounds associated with them
oxymoron two contradicting words used together
parallel structure words, phrases, or sentences used in a similar way
personification human traits to non human structures
pun two words with different meanings with similar sounds (play words)
repetition repetition of the exact same words or phrases
simile comparing something using like or as
stream of conscious unorganized, disjointed, or loosely connected thoughts or ideas
synecdoche part of something representing the whole thing more abstract
synaethesia blending of senses
symbolism concrete object representing something
Created by: MattB70