R2: Figurative Language Terminology
language used by writers to produce images in readers' minds and to express ideas in fresh, vivid, and imaginative ways
a comparison of two things using like or as
a direct comparison of two different things without using like or as
repetition of initial consonant sounds
a type of figurative language in which a nonhuman subject is given human characteristics
the use of words that sound like what they mean, such as "hiss," "buzz," "slam," and "boom"
When the endings of words sound the same.
A poem that always has five lines
The emotional coloring or attitude of the work.
The simple repeating of a word within a sentence or poetical line.
The feeling a piece of literature gives a reader.
Text that is visually descriptive.
The lottery winner's grin stretched from New York City to Los Angeles.
My binder is an overflowing sea of papers.
The climbing rope laughed at my weak efforts but I just laughed along.
Many Americans have never-ending bottomless pits on Thanksgiving.
The thump, boom, bang of my sister hitting tennis balls against our garage door was very irritating.
Spellbinding stories spin the imagination of listeners.
The rose stretched her arms out and yawned after a long winter's nap.
Track coaches look for runners who sprint as fast as cheetahs.
Our lives are grapes, bitter and sweet.
The lunch line reached from the beginning to the end of the Great Wall of China.
The fog curled over the tombstones like locks of hair.
Even diamonds are jealous of your beauty.
The snow covered hills in the distance were like welcoming pillows to the returning mountain climbers.
The storm stared me down to my core with it's beady eyes.
As she dreamed about winning her eyes became stars twinkling with the possibilities.
When two or more words close to one another repeat the same vowel sound but start with different consonant sounds.
the words of a song
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