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Key Glossary Terms

Hyperbole A deliberate and obvious exaggeration used for effect: for example, I've told you a million times.' '50000 degrees outside
Irony A figure of speech where the literal meaning is different from the intended meaning
Colloquialisms A word or phrase that is not formal or literary, typically one used in ordinary or familiar conversation.
Imagery Use of language to represent objects, actions, feelings, thoughts, ideas or states of mind.
Juxtaposition The effect created by placing side-by-side specific, often contrasting, words, events or phrases.
Symbolism The use of something simple and concrete to represent much more complex ideas or concepts.
Allegory A story in which the characters or incidents symbolise key ideas, usually ethical.
Context The circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea, and in terms of which it can be fully understood.
Contrast the state of being strikingly different from something else
Compare Estimate, measure, or note the similarity or dissimilarity between
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