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