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Using words that have an opposite definition in the same phrase or sentence.
Ex: She was pretty ugly.
Compares two objects using the words like or as. Ex:
He is as big as a truck
Compares two objects without using the words like or as.
Ex: You are my sunshine.
To give human characteristics to an object, animal or idea.
Ex: The sand tickled my toes.
An exaggerated statement to make a point.
Ex: I've told you 100 times to.....
Use of a word or group of words that mimics a sound.
Ex: Splish! Splash! Splish!
Repeated use of the same vowel sound in a string of words.
Ex: No. Do not go in the snow.
Repeated use of the same consonant sound in a string of words.
Ex: Wee Willy Winkie
An expression or saying known to a particular group of people that cannot be taken literally.
Ex: It's raining cats and dogs.
Visually descriptive or figurative language, especially in a literary work.
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