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Figurative Language

TermDefinition
Simile A figurative speech involving the comparison of one thing to another using "like" or "as"
Metaphor A figurative speech where a word or phrase that compares two things that are not alike. It does not use "like" or "as" to compare
Personification Giving human like qualities to non-human objects or ideas
Idiom Phrases of words that mean more different then what they actually mean
Onomatopoeia Words that copy or mimic sounds
Alliteration Repeated consonant sounds at the beginning of words
Hyperbole An exaggeration
Created by: Allison Jennings