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a comparison of two unlike things using like or as


a figure of speech comparing to unlike things without using like or as


an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up


an inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive


use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse


A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes


a figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor


the use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning; or, incongruity between what is expected and what actually happens


a reference to something literary, mythological, or historical that the author assumes the reader will recognize


The use of language to evoke a picture or a concrete sensation of a person, thing, place, or experience

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