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Figurative Language

Goes over the main types of figurative and poetic langauge
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Simile
Compares two unlike things using like or as
Metaphor
An implied comparison of two unlike things
Alliteration
Repeated beginning sounds in lines of poetry
hyperbole
a big exaggeration, a figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor
personification
giving a person's qualities to an animal or object
Figurative language
Writing or speech that is not intended to carry literal meaning and is usually meant to be imaginative and vivid.
literal
exactly true, rather than figurative or metaphorical