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Figurative Language and Sound Devices Review
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a word formed from the imitation of natural sounds; the use of a word whose sound suggests its meaning, as in clang, buzz and twang,
a phrase or an expression that means something different; "over his head" for "didn't understand.", An expression that cannot be understood if taken literally (ex- "Get your head out of the clouds").
a figure of speech that compares two things using "like" and "as"
exaggeration used to emphasize a point
Nonhuman things are given human characteristics
Comparing two things without using "like" or "as"
a comparison of ideas or objects that are completely different but that are alike in one important way.
the use of words to create a certain picture in a reader's mind; usually based on sensory details, Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
a person, place, a thing or an event used to represent something else; dove is symbol of peace, Anything that carries a particular meaning recognized by people who share a culture
a reference to someone or something that is known from history, literature, religion, politics, sports, science, or some other branch of culture
The pattern or sequence in which end rhyme occurs throughout a poem. The first end sound is represented with an "a," the second end sound is represented with a "b," and so on.
when words or phrases are repeated in a literary work, usually to emphasize a point
Technique used by writers to create sound or rhythm. Ex: alliteration, onomatopoeia, rhyme, repetition
language that is used in writing to produce images in a reader's mind and to express ideas in fresh, vivid, and imaginative ways; Ex: metaphor, simile, personification, imagery, hyperbole, idiom.
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