9 terms

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.
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Metaphor
Describing something as something else: the fire in her eyes
Simile
Comparing two things using "like" or "as"
Personification
Giving human or animal qualities to an object or idea
Hyperbole
Extreme exaggeration to the point where it can't be true
Onomatopoeia
Words that represent a sound like "Bam" "Splash" and "Pop"
Alliteration
Repetition of the first letter or sound of neighboring words
Imagery
Language that appeals to the senses, Descriptions of people or objects stated in terms of our senses
Symbolism
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)
Irony
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!