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Figurative Language

imagery language that appeals to the senses (sight, touch, hear, smell, taste)
simile a direct comparison of two unlike things using like or as
metaphor a comparison of two unlike things NOT using like or as
alliteration repeated consonant sounds at the beginning of words
personification giving in inanimate (not living/real) object human qualities
onomatopoeia the use of words that mimic its sound
hyperbole an extreme exaggeration
idiom a phrase which cannot be taken literally
allusion a figure of speech which refers to a well-known story, event, person, or object in order to make a comparison in the reader's mind
Created by: Triva08