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Literary Terms


Alliteration The repetition of initial consonant sounds. An example is: What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun.
Personification A type of figurative language in which nonhuman subject is given humancharacteristics. An example, sorrow walked through my door and sat down next to me.
Metaphor A figure of speech in which two unlike things are compared without the use of "like or as"
Onomatopeia The use of words that imitate sounds: Examples: Crash, bang, clang
Simile A figure of speech in which two unlike things are compared with the use of "like" or "as"
Hyperbole The use of "exxageration" in a work of literature.
Created by: amontauban