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Literary Devices

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Euphemism
A polite word used in place of a crude word or phrase
Hyperbole
Uses exaggeration to create strong emotion and humor to prove a point
Idiom
An expression that only makes sense to the speaker and can't be understood from its literal meaning
Imagery
Using figurative language to point a sensory picture for the reader
Irony
What results when the actual outcome differs from what is expected