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The dictionary deﬁnition of a word
The thoughts, feelings, and images associated with a word.
Words that have the same or similar meanings
Words that have completely opposite meanings.
Words that are spelled the same way, but have different meanings.
Words that sound exactly the same, but have different meanings and spellings.
Words that have the same spelling, but different pronunciations and meanings
Comparing two unlike things using words like or as.
Comparing two unlike things WITHOUT using like or as.
Giving human qualities, emotions and actions to nonhuman things.
The use of words to imitate sounds.
When you say or do one thing, but you mean something else, or when something happens and it isn't expected
Popular expressions or sayings
Saying things in a nicer, more polite way. Substituting an offensive term for an inoffensive more acceptable word.
A play on words that have a similar sound, but different
Combinations of contradicting terms
contradicting ideas against one another so that a statement appears untrue or simply: A statement that
A contrasting statement, where the beginning of the sentence or statement is the complete opposite of the
remainder of the statement.
Reference to someone or something from a well known source.
A pattern of a character or plot that is repeated again and again. (Stereotypes)
A part is used to represent the whole or a whole for a part
When you substitute a word or phrase with a more simple
word related to it.
When the writer or speaker of a poem addresses someone or something that cannot answer back
Repeating initial (or at the start of the word) consonant
sounds in a line or passage of words.
Repetition of vowel sounds at the beginning, middle, or
end of a word.
Repetition of consonant sounds anywhere within a word.
The use of an object, thing, or idea to represent a bigger meaning.
The use of vivid description, usually rich in sensory words, to create pictures, or images, in the reader's mind.
An overused expression that has lost its novelty, and thus has become a stereotype.
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