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Figurative Language, Figurative Language

One meaning of the word "figure" is "image" or "picture." Figurative language creates pictures in the mind of the reader. These figures help convey meaning and understanding faster and more vividly than words alone. We use "figures of speech" in figurative language to color and interest, and to awaken the imagination. Figurative language is everywhere, from classical works by Shakespeare and the Bible to everyday speech. It is even in tons of pop music, television shows, and commercials. Figur…
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Simile
comparing two unlike things using words such as "like" or "as"
Example: They fought like cats and dogs!
Personification
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
Metaphor
comparing two unlike things NOT using words such as "like" or "as"
Example: How could she marry that snake?
Onomatopoeia
imitates a sound
Imagery
Descriptive language that create a picture in your mind
Hyperbole
exaggeration
Alliteration
words that have the same beginning sounds together
Idiom
an expression that says one thing but means something else
Figurative Language
word play
Tone
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Mood
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