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language used by writers to produce images in readers' minds and to express ideas in fresh, vivid, and imaginative ways
a type of figurative language in which a nonhuman subject is given human characteristics
an expression having a special meaning different from the usual meanings of the words (example "up the creek without a paddle" means a situation involving trouble)
the use of words that sound like what they mean, such as "hiss," "buzz," "slam," and "boom"
The snow covered hills in the distance were like welcoming pillows to the returning mountain climbers.
The thump, boom, bang of my sister hitting tennis balls against our garage door was very irritating.
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