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Figurative Language

What is hyperbole? Extreme exaggeration in order to make a point
What is connotation? The suggested or underlying meaning of a word or phrase
What is denotation? The literal or dictionary definition of a word or phrase
What is an oxymoron? Two seemingly opposite words put together to form a new meaning
What is a pun? A play on words, taking advantage of a word with multiple meanings
What is a euphemism? A word or phrase that is making an unpleasant thing seem more positive
What is dramatic irony? When the audience is aware of something that the characters in the story are not aware of
What is situational irony? When the opposite or what should happen happens in an unexpected way
What is an analogy? Often a long comparison between things, where there is a shared relationship, that is often used to explain something complex
What is allusion? A reference to a famous person, character, place or work in literature
What is this an example of: "I'm so bored, I could die!" Hyperbole
What is this an example of: "You look awfully beautiful!" Oxymoron
What is this an example of: "Ugh, he's such a man child!" Oxymoron
What is this an example of: "I'm so sorry to hear that your pet passed on." Euphemism
What is this an example of: "I'm sorry, but we'll have to let you go." Euphemism
What is this an example of: "Look at her - She's a total Beyonce!" Allusison
What is this an example of: "This pile of chips is nacho problem!" Pun
What is alliteration? The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
What is imagery? Descriptive writing that appeals to the senses
What is a metaphor? Saying that one thing IS another for comparative purposes
What is mood? The feeling or atmosphere of a story or work
What is tone? The attitude or mood that the narrator of a story seems to have
What is a simile? The comparing of two different things using “like” or “as”
What is this an example of: "The air was crisp and cool, and it carried the scent of sun ripened apples on that quiet morning." Imagery
What is this an example of: "That dog is a wild tornado." metaphor
What is this an example of: "Panama City is passionate and vibrant like a couple dancing the cumbia." simile
Created by: donna.hale