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Figurative Language - Mrs. Benway
Terms in this set (12)
language that uses words or expressions with a meaning that is different from the literal interpretation. (when the reader needs to "figure out" the words' meaning)
when words function exactly as defined
A great exaggeration
(ex - "I'm freezing!")
expression with less strength than expected
(ex - I'll be there in one second.)
when the word is the sound and the sound is the word
(ex - Boom! Ouch!, Bam!)
the repetition of the initial consonant sound
(ex - Sally sells seashells)
giving nonliving things human characteristics
(ex - Lightning danced across the sky.)
A comparison of two things using "like" or "as"
(Frank is like a pig.)
A comparison of two things, not using "like" or "as"
(ex - Frank is a pig!)
expressions where the words mean something other than their literal meaning.
(ex - The ball is in your court.)
a brief reference to a person, place, event, or to another literary work or passage.
a repetition of similar sounding words occurring at the ends of lines in poems or songs
(ex - wall and fall, boy and toy)
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