25 terms

Figurative Language- Advanced

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allusion
a brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political importance
euphemism
using a comparatively milder or less abrasive form of a negative description instead of its original
hyperbole
an exaggeration of ideas for the sake of emphasis
idioms
phrases where the words used have nothing to do with the meaning of the words in the phrase; you have to learn the implied meaning
imagery
descriptive details that create pictures in the reader's mind
metaphor
comparison of two different things that DOES NOT use the words "like" or "as"
oxymoron
a pair of words that are opposites, used together where the two words contradict each other
pathetic fallacy
when things are not human, but the author gives them human actions or traits
simile
comparison of two different things USING the words "like" or "as"
cliche
A worn-out idea or overused expression
conceit
metaphor comparing two unlikely items.
metonymy
A figure of speech in which something is referred to by using the name of something that is associated with it
synecdoche
a figure of speech in which a part is made to represent the whole or vice versa
I was surprised his nose was not growing like Pinocchio's.
allusion
Who broke wind?
euphemism
I'm so hungry I could eat a horse.
hyperbole
She was on cloud nine when she discovered that she won the writing contest
idiom
Her face was a full moon of happiness.
metaphor
true fantasy
oxymoron
The stars danced in the night sky.
pathetic fallacy
He is sly like a fox.
simile
it is what it is
cliche
marriage is a root canal
conceit
I love your kicks
metonymy
When Brazil won the World Cup I celebrated!
synecdoche