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Wesleyan English IOTBD literary terms 5th grade


A formation of words that imitate sounds Ex:Moo- Oink- Clink-Roar


A word or expression which signifies something other than the physical object to which it directly refers. Ex: rose=love cross=Christianity


An exaggeration or overstatement. Ex: An apple a day keeps the doctor away. I drank oceans of tea. I nearly died laughing.


A comparison of two unlike things using like, as, or than. Ex: Her face wasa round as a pumpkin. The steak looks like an old shoe!


A comparison of two unlike things where one thing is compared to another. Can NOT use like, or as, or than. Ex: I was a lonely wondering cloud. Her face was a prune.

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