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11 terms

Figurative Language

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Allusion
Reference, often to literature, history, mythology or the Bible that is implied
Assonance
Repetition of vowel sounds in words
Hyperbole
Intentional exaggeration or overstatement
Imagery
Descriptive words and phrases that describe concrete experiences of the five senses
Metaphor
A comparision of two unlike things that have something in common.
Onomatopoeia
Word whose sound resembles what it describes or represents.
Personification
Giving human qualities to animals or objects
Simile
A comparison of two unlike things using the words like or as
Rhyme
A pattern of words that contain similar sounds
Repetition
The deliberate use of the same words or phrases multiple times to achieve a sense of expectation
alliteration
Repetition of initial sounds in a series of words