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Chapter 19

simile a comparison of two things, connective with like, as, or than or resembles
metaphor comparison without using a connective
implied metaphor a comparison that is implied
mixed metaphor a nonsense or ridiculous use of two incompatible metaphors
dead metaphor a comparison that is used so much that it becomes trite
personification the endowing of a thing, animal, or abstract term with human characteristics
extended metaphor a metaphor developed over many lines
apostrophe a direct address to someone or something
overstatement or hyperbole exaggeration used to emphasize a point
understatement an ironic figure of speech that describes something in a way that is less than the case
metonymy a thing is substituted
synecdoche the use of a part to stand for the whole
paradox a statement that is self-contradictory; an apparent contradiction that is actually true
Created by: rknebel