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Definitions of Figurative Language Devices

What is alliteration? The repetition of beginning sounds in words near each other in a sentence or in lines of poetry.
What is a metaphor? A comparison between two things that are not alike that DOES NOT use "like" or "as."
What is a simile? A comparison between two things that are not alike that DOES USE "like" or "as."
What is a hyperbole? An exaggeration a writer uses to make a point.
What is an idiom? An idiotic, illogical expression that means something different from what it actually says.
What is an oxymoron? Two opposites used together to make a new meaning.
What is imagery? Writing that appeals to the five senses.
What is onomatopoeia? Words that sound like their meanings.
What is personification? Giving human characteristics to non-human things.
What is symbolism? Using people, objects, situations, setting, or actions to represent something else.
What is verbal irony? Saying the opposite of what you mean.
Created by: the112