English: descriptive language techniques

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Simile
I descriptive technique that compares one thing with another, usually using "like" or "as"
Metaphor
A technique that names a person, thing or action as something else
Hyperbole
The use of obvious exaggeration for rhetorical effect
Personification
A metaphor actually be using human feelings to an object or non-human thing
Pathetic fallacy
A type of personification where emotions are given to a setting, and object or the weather
Onomatopoeia
Words that sound like they mean
Oxymoron
A phrase combining two or more contradictory terms
Emotive language
Language intended to create an emotional response