Dundee Grade 6 Figurative language and melodic devices
Language, often found in poetry, that uses figures of speech and cannot be taken literally. Devices that give rhythmic patterns to poetry.
Describing something as something else: the fire in her eyes
Comparing two things using "like" or "as"
Giving human or animal qualities to an object or idea
Extreme exaggeration to the point where it can't be true
Words that represent a sound like "Bam" "Splash" and "Pop"
Repetition of the first letter or sound of neighboring words
Language that appeals to the senses, Descriptions of people or objects stated in terms of our senses
the use of symbols to signify ideas and qualities by giving them symbolic meanings that are different from their literal sense. (Like a dove that represents peace)
an outcome that turns out to be very different from what was expected, the difference between what is expected to happen and what actually does ... often humorous!