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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