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Terms in this set (20)
writing or speech that is not meant to be taken literally
comparison using like or as
a figure of speech in which one thing is spoken of as though it were something else
the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
words that sound like what they mean (pow, wham, kaboom)
an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up (raining cats and dogs)
How things are alike
All the ways they are different
A message about life or human nature that the writer shares with the reader.
what a piece of writing is mainly about
a word having the same or nearly the same meaning
a word that is opposite in meaning to another word
A series of related events in a story, each connected to the next.
any action that makes something else happen
what happens BECAUSE of an action
a statement that expresses a person's judgment or belief, something that cannot be directly proven
a statement that can be proven (or that you may disprove)
A struggle between opposing forces. Man vs Man, Man vs Nature...