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6th and 7th - 15 Common Literary Devices
Terms in this set (15)
A word that imitates the sound it represents.
the giving of human qualities to an animal, object, or idea
Repetition of initial consonant sounds
the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities
a statement that seems contradictory but is actually true
A comparison using "like" or "as"
A comparison without using like or as
A reference to another work of literature, person, or event
Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
A common, often used expression that doesn't make sense if you take it literally.
A figure of speech that combines opposite or contradictory terms in a brief phrase.
A less offensive way of saying something that is considered unpleasant
a worn-out idea or overused expression
A play on words