Figurative Language

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Goes over the main types of figurative and poetic langauge

Simile

Compares two unlike things using like or as

Metaphor

An implied comparison of two unlike things

Alliteration

Repeated beginning sounds in lines of poetry

hyperbole

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

personification

giving a person's qualities to an animal or object

Figurative language

Writing or speech that is not intended to carry literal meaning and is usually meant to be imaginative and vivid.

literal

exactly true, rather than figurative or metaphorical

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