Hon. English 11-20

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Figure of Speech

Any unordinary, more expressed way of saying something

Simile

A direct comparison between two unlike things using "like" or "as", or a similar comparitive term

Metaphor

A comparison that replaces literal language with figurative language

Personification

The attribution of human qualities to the inhuman or animate qualities to the inanimate

Apostrophe

An address to the absent, dead, or inanimate as if it could reply

Synecdoche

A literary device that uses the part for a whole or the whole for the part

Metonymy

A literary device that uses something closely related for the thing actually ment

Imagery

The representation of sence experience through language

Scansion

The process of marking stressed and unstressed

Meter

The measured rhythm of a line of poetry

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