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Figurative Language

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figurative language
language that means more than what it says on the surface it usually describes something by comparing it with something else
literal language
language that means exactly what is said
imagery
language that appeals to the senses. Descriptions of people or objects stated in terms of our senses
simile
figure of speech which involves a direct comparison between two unlike things, usually with the words like or as
metaphor
figure of speech which involves an implied comparison between two relatively unlike things using a form of be. The comparison is not announced by like or as
alliteration
repeated consonant sounds occurring at the beginning of words or within words
personification
figure of speech which gives the qualities of a person to an animal, an object, or an idea
onomatopoeia
the use of words that mimic sounds
hyperbole
an exaggerated statement used to heighten effect. it is not used to mislead the reader, but to emphasize a point
idioms
expression in one language that cannot be matched or directly translated word-for-word in another language