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Figurative Language - I SHAMPOO
Terms in this set (12)
The repetition of the same initial letter, sound, or group of sounds in a series of words. Alliteration includes tongue twisters.
A cliché is an expression that has been used so often that it has become common and sometimes boring.
An exaggeration that is so dramatic that no one would believe the statement is true. Tall tales are hyperboles.
An idiom is an expression that has a meaning apart from the meanings of its individual words. It's not meant to be taken literally.
Irony is a literary device involving a discrepancy between what is said and what is meant, or between what's expected to happen and what actually occurs.
The metaphor makes a direct comparison between two unlike things. A simile would say you are like something; a metaphor is more positive - it says you are something.
The use of a word to describe or imitate a natural sound or the sound made by an object or an action.
When something is described using contradictory terms.
A figure of speech in which human characteristics are given
to an animal or an object.
A play on words. A pun involves using a word or words that have more than one meaning.
A simile uses the words "like" or "as" to compare one object or idea with another to suggest they are alike.
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