Cario 8th Figurative language

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Simile

a comparison of two unlike things using like or as

metaphor

a figure of speech comparing to unlike things without using like or as

idiom

an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up

euphemism

an inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive

alliteration

use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse

personification

A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes

hyperbole

a figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor

irony

the use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning; or, incongruity between what is expected and what actually happens

allusion

a reference to something literary, mythological, or historical that the author assumes the reader will recognize

imagery

The use of language to evoke a picture or a concrete sensation of a person, thing, place, or experience

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