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9 terms
Figures of speech
idiom
personification
assonance
metaphor
An expression that has a meaning different from the meaning o…
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given huma…
Assonance takes place when two or more words close to one ano…
A comparison of two unlike things without using the word like…
idiom
An expression that has a meaning different from the meaning o…
personification
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given huma…
6 terms
Figures of Speech
Personification
Alliteration
onomatopoeia
Metaphor
An object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or att…
Repetition of beginning sounds
A word that sounds like what it means
A comparison NOT using "like" or "as"
Personification
An object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or att…
Alliteration
Repetition of beginning sounds
7 terms
Figures of Speech
imagery
metaphor
simile
onomatopoeia
a mental picture created with words that use one or more of t…
a comparison of two unlike things without using the words "li…
a comparison of two unlike things using the words "like," "as…
a word that is a sound, for example: whoosh, snap, bang
imagery
a mental picture created with words that use one or more of t…
metaphor
a comparison of two unlike things without using the words "li…
12 terms
figures of speech
metaphor
simile
hyperbole
allusion
implied comparison in which one thing is spoken of in terms o…
a direct comparison of two things, usually employing the word…
the use of exaggeration or overstatement to make a point. It…
a reference to some historical or literary event or person... th…
metaphor
implied comparison in which one thing is spoken of in terms o…
simile
a direct comparison of two things, usually employing the word…
8 terms
Figures of Speech
Alliteration
Assonance
Personification
Hyperbole
Alliteration
Assonance
9 terms
Figures of speech
idiom
personification
assonance
metaphor
An expression that has a meaning different from the meaning o…
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given huma…
Assonance takes place when two or more words close to one ano…
A comparison of two unlike things without using the word like…
idiom
An expression that has a meaning different from the meaning o…
personification
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given huma…
9 terms
Figures of Speech
alliteration
hyperbole
idiom
onomatopoeia
Repetition of consonant sounds
A figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong e…
A common, often used expression that doesn't make sense if yo…
A word that imitates the sound it represents.
alliteration
Repetition of consonant sounds
hyperbole
A figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong e…
19 terms
Figures of speech
alliteration
hyperbole
metaphor
onomatopoeia
Repetition of consonant sounds
A figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong e…
Compares 2 things as if they were the same without the words…
A word that imitates the sound it represents.
alliteration
Repetition of consonant sounds
hyperbole
A figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong e…
11 terms
Figures of Speech
Simile
Metaphor
hyperbole
onomatopoeia
A comparison using "like" or "as"
A comparison of two unlike things without using the word like…
uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or…
A word that imitates the sound it represents.
Simile
A comparison using "like" or "as"
Metaphor
A comparison of two unlike things without using the word like…
14 terms
Figures of Speech
Alliteration
Assonance
Hyperbole
Irony
The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning o…
In poetry, the repetition of the sound of a vowel or diphthon…
Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken litera…
A literary technique, originally used in Greek tragedy, by wh…
Alliteration
The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning o…
Assonance
In poetry, the repetition of the sound of a vowel or diphthon…
20 terms
Figures of Speech
Personification
Simile
Metaphor
Metaphor
The flowers nodded
As slippery as an eel
Heart of stone
Time is money
Personification
The flowers nodded
Simile
As slippery as an eel
10 terms
Figures of speech
idiom
personification
assonance
metaphor
An expression that has a meaning different from the meaning o…
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given huma…
Assonance takes place when two or more words close to one ano…
A comparison of two unlike things without using the word like…
idiom
An expression that has a meaning different from the meaning o…
personification
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given huma…
7 terms
Figures of speech
alliteration
hyperbole
metaphor
onomatopoeia
Repetition of consonant sounds
A figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong e…
Compares 2 things as if they were the same without the words…
A word that imitates the sound it represents.
alliteration
Repetition of consonant sounds
hyperbole
A figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong e…
7 terms
Figures of Speech
Hyperbole
Idiom
simile
onomatopoeia
Extreme exaggeration
an expression that means something different from its literal…
Mrs. Hogan is as fast as a cheetah!
Boom, crash. The sound in my heart.
Hyperbole
Extreme exaggeration
Idiom
an expression that means something different from its literal…
8 terms
Figures of Speech
Simile
Metaphor
Idiom
Pun
A comparison using "like" or "as"
A comparison of two unlike things without using the word "lik…
An expression whose meaning is different from it literal mean…
A humorous play on words
Simile
A comparison using "like" or "as"
Metaphor
A comparison of two unlike things without using the word "lik…
8 terms
figures of speech
a exaggeration
words that repeat like "big bummed bear"
compares 2 things without "like" or "as"
compares 2 things with "like" or "as"
a exaggeration
words that repeat like "big bummed bear"
12 terms
Figures of speech
hyperbole
metaphor
simile
oxymoron
I am so hungry that I could eat a horse!
My husband is a couch potato.
My dog is as smelly as dirty socks.
My dad is pretty ugly.
hyperbole
I am so hungry that I could eat a horse!
metaphor
My husband is a couch potato.
Figures of Speech
alliteration
alliteration
anaphora
anaphora
The repetition of an initial consonant sound in successive wo…
A peck of pickled peppers
The repetition of the same word or phrase at the beginning of…
"Mad world! Mad kings! Mad composition!" from King John, II,…
alliteration
The repetition of an initial consonant sound in successive wo…
alliteration
A peck of pickled peppers
12 terms
figures of speech
Paradox
Alliteration
Metaphor
Simile
Be cruel to be kind
Boil the butter and bring it by the bank
Time is a thief
Cute as a kitten
Paradox
Be cruel to be kind
Alliteration
Boil the butter and bring it by the bank
20 terms
Figures of Speech
Personification
Simile
Metaphor
Metaphor
The flowers nodded
As slippery as an eel
Heart of stone
Time is money
Personification
The flowers nodded
Simile
As slippery as an eel
Figures of Speech
allusion
hyperbole
metaphor
personification
the reference, often as a comparison, to a mythological, lite…
a deliberate, extravagant, and often outrageous exaggeration.…
a comparison of two unlike things not using "like" or "as" (e…
a kind of metaphor that gives inanimate objects or abstract i…
allusion
the reference, often as a comparison, to a mythological, lite…
hyperbole
a deliberate, extravagant, and often outrageous exaggeration.…
7 terms
Figures of Speech
Alliteration
Hyperbole
Onomatopoeia
Personification
Is the repetition of the first (or sound) of each word in a s…
Is a figure of speech that includes an exaggeration which cou…
is a word that originates from a from a sound.For Example: Ne…
is the act of giving human traits, qualities, or actions to o…
Alliteration
Is the repetition of the first (or sound) of each word in a s…
Hyperbole
Is a figure of speech that includes an exaggeration which cou…
36 terms
Figures of Speech
Allegory
Alliteration
Anaphora
Aposiopesis
A prolonged metaphor, i.e. a type of imagery involving the ex…
Deliberate repetition of sounds, usually of initial consonant…
Repetition of words or phrases at the beginning of successive…
An abrupt failure to complete a sentence, as if the speaker w…
Allegory
A prolonged metaphor, i.e. a type of imagery involving the ex…
Alliteration
Deliberate repetition of sounds, usually of initial consonant…
12 terms
Figures of speech
alliteration
hyperbole
metaphor
onomatopoeia
Repetition of consonant sounds
A figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong e…
Compares 2 things as if they were the same without the words…
A word that imitates the sound it represents.
alliteration
Repetition of consonant sounds
hyperbole
A figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong e…
12 terms
Figures of Speech
Metaphor
idiom
simile
rhyme
A comparison that establishes a figurative identity between o…
A common, often used expression that doesn't make sense if yo…
A comparison using like or as... a figure of speech involving th…
Repetition of sounds at the end of words
Metaphor
A comparison that establishes a figurative identity between o…
idiom
A common, often used expression that doesn't make sense if yo…
7 terms
Figures of Speech
Personification
Similies
Metaphors
Allusion
Applying human traits to animals and things or ideas.
Comparisons of characteristics of two different things using…
Comparisons that say one thing is another.
A reference to a well-known work of literature, character, or…
Personification
Applying human traits to animals and things or ideas.
Similies
Comparisons of characteristics of two different things using…
11 terms
Figures of Speech
alliteration
hyperbole
idiom
onomatopoeia
Repetition of consonant sounds
A figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong e…
A common, often used expression that doesn't make sense if yo…
A word that imitates the sound it represents.
alliteration
Repetition of consonant sounds
hyperbole
A figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong e…
Figures of Speech
alliteration
hyperbole
onomatopoeia
personification
Repetition of consonant sounds
A figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong e…
A word that imitates the sound it represents.
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given huma…
alliteration
Repetition of consonant sounds
hyperbole
A figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong e…
7 terms
Figures of Speech
metaphor
personification
hyperbole
simile
a comparison of two unlike things not using "like" or "as" (e…
a kind of metaphor that gives inanimate objects or abstract i…
a deliberate, extravagant, and often outrageous exaggeration.…
a comparison of two different things or ideas through the use…
metaphor
a comparison of two unlike things not using "like" or "as" (e…
personification
a kind of metaphor that gives inanimate objects or abstract i…
23 terms
Figures of speech
alliteration
hyperbole
metaphor
onomatopoeia
Repetition of consonant sounds
A figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong e…
Compares 2 things as if they were the same without the words…
A word that imitates the sound it represents.
alliteration
Repetition of consonant sounds
hyperbole
A figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong e…
35 terms
Figures of Speech
alliteration
anaphora
anastrophe
aposiopesis
repetition of consonant sounds
repetition of words
reversal of normal word order
dramatic interruption mid-sentence
alliteration
repetition of consonant sounds
anaphora
repetition of words
Figures of Speech
alliteration
allusion
anaphora
apostrophe
repetition of a consonant sound
brief reference (historical, mythological, etc) that writer e…
repetition of word or phrase
break in narrative to address person/thing not present
alliteration
repetition of a consonant sound
allusion
brief reference (historical, mythological, etc) that writer e…
8 terms
Figures of speech
idiom
personification
assonance
metaphor
An expression that has a meaning different from the meaning o…
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given huma…
Assonance takes place when two or more words close to one ano…
A comparison of two unlike things without using the word like…
idiom
An expression that has a meaning different from the meaning o…
personification
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given huma…
Figures of Speech
Tropes
Pun
Metaphor
Simile
Involve alterations in the usual meanings of words or phrases
A play on the meaning of words
an implied comparison between two unlike things
an explicit comparison between two unlike things signaled by…
Tropes
Involve alterations in the usual meanings of words or phrases
Pun
A play on the meaning of words
15 terms
Figures of Speech
similes
metaphors
hyperbole
alliteration
comparisons that use "like" or "as"
comparison between two unlike things WITHOUT using like or as…
An exaggeration
Repetition of consonant sounds
similes
comparisons that use "like" or "as"
metaphors
comparison between two unlike things WITHOUT using like or as…
13 terms
Figures of Speech
antithesis
tricolon crescens
alliteration
assonance
sharp contrast of juxtaposed ideas "brevis lux...nox perpetua…
three parallel phrases, where the next one is at least one sy…
the repetition of the same letter or sound at the beginning o…
the repetition of a vowel sound in the middle or end of a ser…
antithesis
sharp contrast of juxtaposed ideas "brevis lux...nox perpetua…
tricolon crescens
three parallel phrases, where the next one is at least one sy…
56 terms
Figures of Speech
Alliteration
Allusion
Apostrophe
Hyperbole
repetition of initial consonant sounds such as "peter piper p…
a brief, indirect reference to a famous person, place, or eve…
speaking directly to an object, an idea, or someone who is de…
over-exaggeration
Alliteration
repetition of initial consonant sounds such as "peter piper p…
Allusion
a brief, indirect reference to a famous person, place, or eve…
13 terms
Figure of speech
What is Figurative Language?
"Stop bugging me!"
It's raining cats and dogs!
The world is your oyster.
Any way of saying something other than the ordinary way (Sayi…
someone is annoying you
It's raining very hard.
What is Figurative Language?
Any way of saying something other than the ordinary way (Sayi…
"Stop bugging me!"
someone is annoying you
12 terms
Figures of Speech / Figurative Lnguage
SIMILE
METAPHOR
PERSONIFICATION
ONOMATOPOEIA
comparison of 2 unlike things using "like" or "as"
comparison that calls one thing another
giving human qualities to non-human things
word that imitates the sound it describes
SIMILE
comparison of 2 unlike things using "like" or "as"
METAPHOR
comparison that calls one thing another
8 terms
Figures of Speech
Simile
Metaphor
Alliteration
Irony
a comparison of two unlike things using the words "like" or "…
comparing two things, NOT using the words "like" or "as"
when the same first consonant sound in multiple words is repe…
a situation where the outcome is the opposite of what one wou…
Simile
a comparison of two unlike things using the words "like" or "…
Metaphor
comparing two things, NOT using the words "like" or "as"
14 terms
Figures of Speech
Alliteration
Anaphora
Assonance
Hyperbole
This is a very common figure of speech that involves using wo…
This figure of speech uses a specific clause at the beginning…
This is a figure of speech that focuses on the vowel sounds i…
This figure of speech makes things seem much bigger than they…
Alliteration
This is a very common figure of speech that involves using wo…
Anaphora
This figure of speech uses a specific clause at the beginning…
10 terms
Figures of Speech
assonance
alliteration
blank verse
caesura
The repetition of similar vowel sounds in a sentence or a lin…
The repetition of consonant sounds, especially at the beginni…
A line of poetry in unrhymed iambic pentameter
A strong pause within a line of verse. Often indicated by the…
assonance
The repetition of similar vowel sounds in a sentence or a lin…
alliteration
The repetition of consonant sounds, especially at the beginni…
12 terms
Figures of Speech
Pathetic Fallacy
Animism
Litotes
Synecdoche
Attributing human qualities to a force of nature
Attributing animal qualities that are not uniquely human to a…
Opposite of hyperbole, litotes intensifies an idea by an unde…
Greek for understanding one thing for another .Part of the wh…
Pathetic Fallacy
Attributing human qualities to a force of nature
Animism
Attributing animal qualities that are not uniquely human to a…
8 terms
Figures of Speech
Alliteration
Hyperbole
Metaphor
Onomatopoeia
It is a stylistic device in which a number of words, having t…
A figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong e…
A comparison of two unlike things that DOES NOT use like or a…
A word that imitates the sound it represents. Examples •Meow;…
Alliteration
It is a stylistic device in which a number of words, having t…
Hyperbole
A figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong e…
10 terms
Figures of speech
alliteration
allusion
anaphora
antithesis
the repetition of initial sounds in neighboring words
to make indirect reference
repeating a sequence of words at the beginnings of neighborin…
the juxtaposition of opposing or contrasting ideas
alliteration
the repetition of initial sounds in neighboring words
allusion
to make indirect reference
16 terms
Figures of Speech
Rara Avis
Cogito ergo sum
Errare Humana est
Regnant Populi
A rare bird
I think, therefore I am
To make a mistake is human
The people rule
Rara Avis
A rare bird
Cogito ergo sum
I think, therefore I am
10 terms
Figures of Speech
simile
metaphor
imagery
idiom
using like or as to make a comparison (He was not listening a…
making a comparison without using like or as (He was not list…
creating an image in the readers mind
a saying that doesn't literally make sense (It was raining ca…
simile
using like or as to make a comparison (He was not listening a…
metaphor
making a comparison without using like or as (He was not list…
figures of speech
idiom
simile
parody
paronomasia
A common, often used expression that doesn't make sense if yo…
A comparison of two things using like or as
A work that closely imitates the style or content of another…
Words that sound alike but that differ in meaning (punning).
idiom
A common, often used expression that doesn't make sense if yo…
simile
A comparison of two things using like or as
6 terms
Figures of Speech
Simile
Metaphor
Personification
Hyperbole
Compare unlike things using like or as
Compare unlike things NOT using like or as (
Giving human traits to something that is not human
an overstatement; an exaggeration beyond believability
Simile
Compare unlike things using like or as
Metaphor
Compare unlike things NOT using like or as (
25 terms
Figures of Speech
Simile
Metaphor
Personification
Metaphor
Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines / ... Diggin' in my own b…
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave / ... I am the dream a…
The daisy hugging the earth / ... in August, ha!
Don't worry about the Alex / ... She's all bark and no bite.
Simile
Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines / ... Diggin' in my own b…
Metaphor
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave / ... I am the dream a…
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