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Figurative Language

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Imagery
Something that appeals to the readers senses
Simile
a comparison of two unlike things using like or as.
Metaphor
a comparison of two unlike things NOT using like or as.
Hyperbole
simple exaggeration-for effect
Idiom
a word/phrase that means something different then its literal definition
Personification
giving human qualities to something non-human (animal, table, ect.)
Symbol
an object that stands for something larger than itself
Irony
a contrast between what is expected and what actually exists or happens.
Onomatopeia
words that sound like what they mean or what they are.
Alliteration
the repetition of initial consonant sounds for effect