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10 terms

Cario 8th Figurative language

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Simile
a comparison of two unlike things using like or as
metaphor
a figure of speech comparing to unlike things without using like or as
idiom
an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up
euphemism
an inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive
alliteration
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
personification
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
hyperbole
a figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor
irony
the use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning; or, incongruity between what is expected and what actually happens
allusion
a reference to something literary, mythological, or historical that the author assumes the reader will recognize
imagery
The use of language to evoke a picture or a concrete sensation of a person, thing, place, or experience