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Poetry Figurative Language Terms
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A comparison between two things, typically for the purpose of explanation or clarification
a figure of speech in which a closely related term is substituted for an object or idea. "We have always remained loyal to the crown."
obvious and intentional exaggeration
The comparison of one thing to another without the use of like or as
a figure of speech in which a part is substituted for the whole. "Lend me a hand."
Ironic understatement in which an affirmative is expressed by the negative of its contrary ("you won't be sorry"="you'll be glad)
A subtle comparison; the terms being compared are not specifically explained. "The man brayed his refusal to leave" (he is being compared to a mule).
- A sustained comparison in which part or all of a work consists of a series of related metaphors.
a figure of speech comparing two unlike things that is often introduced by like, as, or than
The production of a sense impression relating to one sense or part of the body by stimulation of another sense or part of the body, example: sun is silent
the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning; a technique of indicating, as through character or plot development, an intention or attitude opposite to that which is actually or ostensibly stated.
something that is not human is given human characteristics.
a counter-proposition that denotes a direct contrast to the original proposition
An exclamatory passage in a speech or poem addressed to a person (typically one who is dead or absent) or thing (typically one that is personified)
when two contradictory words are together in one phrase
a brief reference to a person, place, thing, event, or idea in history or literature
a figure of speech consisting of an understatement in which an affirmative is expressed by negating its opposite, as in This is no small problem.
Form of narrative in which people, places, and happenings have hidden or symbolic meaning
the juxtaposition of a set of seemingly contradictory concepts that reveal a hidden and/or unexpected truth
A fanciful expression in writing or speech; an elaborate metaphor
a play on words, usually for a comic reception
A figure of speech where an object, person, or situation has another meaning other than its literal meaning
A newly coined word or expression
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