Figurative Language Terms

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Alliteration

repeated consonant sounds

Onomatopoeia

words that sound like what they are

Imagery

creating pictures for the five senses - sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste

Metaphor

a figure of speech stating two things are similar

Simile

comparison between two like things - using "like" or "as"

Hyperbole

an extreme exaggeration

Personification

making an inanimate object act like a person or animal

Idiom

a phrase that cannot be taken literally, but its meaning is understood

Irony

something that at first seems to contradict itself, a contrast between what is expected and what actually exists or happens

Cliche

something that represents a completely different thing or idea, a worn-out idea or overused expression

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