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Figurative Language and Language Usage
Different techniques authors use to enrich a text through language usage.
language expanded beyond its ordinary literal meaning - uses comparisons to express a fitting relationship between things that are essentially different
A comparison of 2 unlike objects using the words "like" or "as"
A comparison of 2 unlike objects NOT using the words "like" or "as"
Giving human-like qualities to non-human things
An extreme exaggeration which is often used for emphasis
Words that mimic their actual sound
A comparison between two things, AND describing the explanation of the comparison.
An expression or saying that literally makes no sense; means something else.
a metaphor that goes several lines or possibly the entire length of the work
a person, place, thing, or event that has meaning in itself also represents something else
language that appeals to the senses
a reference in a literary work to something famous
a contrast between what occurs and what really is
emotional associations surrounding a word as opposed to is literal meaning
literal meaning of a word
an inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive
the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words