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A reference to a familiar person, place, thing, or event.
Allusion
I have feet that put Steven Spielberg's ET to shame. They are a tangle of toes held together by bunions.
A comparison of ideas or objects that are completely differenct but that are alike in one important way.
Analogy
Benjamin Franklins balloon flight and its connection to a newborn baby.
A brief story used to illustrate or make a point.
Anecdote
Story makes a point about the unpleasantness of secondhand smoke.
Using opposite ideas in the same thought or sentence to emphasize a point.
Antithesis
A common word or phrase suitable for ordinary, everyday conversation but not for formal speech or writing.
Colloquialism
you-all listen up
run this by her...
no way
An overstatement or stretching of the truth to emphasize a point .
Exaggeration
The Danes are so full of the joy of life that they practiclly sweat it.
A technique in which a writer interrupts a story to go back and explain an earlier time or event for the purpose of making something in the present more clear.
Flashback
Later, the author goes back and tells of a characters background.
Hints or clues that suggest what will happen next or later in the story.
Foreshadowing
Exaggeration used to emphasize a point.
Hyperbole
An expression in which the author says one thing but means jus the opposite.
Irony
Putting two words or ideas close together to create a contrasting of ideas or an ironic meaning.
Juxtaposition
Just remember, were all in this alone.
The use of details that are common in a certain place.
Local color
A figure of speech that compares two things without using the words like or as.
Metaphor
Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people.
An exaggeration or a stretching of the truth.
Overstatement
A technique in which two words with opposite meanings are put together for a special effect.
Oxymoron
war for peace
black light
controlled chaos
A statement that is true even though it seems to be saying two opposite things.
Paradox
I shall always bear the deformities with which I have been blessed.
Repeating similar grammatical structures to give writing rhythm.
Parrallism
All this waste happens before any lid is popped, any can is opened, or any seal is broken.
A figure of speech in which a nonhuman thing is given human characteristics.
Personification
A phrase that uses words that sound the same in a way that gives them a funny effect.
Pun
I have come to believe that opposing gravity is something not to be taken lightly.
Details that are experienced through the senses. They help readers to see, feel, smell, taste, and hear what is being described.
Sensory details
A figure of speech that compares two things using like or as.
Simile
Informal words or phrases used by a particular group of people amoung themselves.
Slang
dis
ain't
chill out
A concrete object used to represent an idea.
Symbol
dove=peace
hourglass=time passing
Using part of something to represent the whole.
Synecdoche
Idle hands are the devil's playground.
The opposite of exaggeration. By using very calm language, an author can bring special attention to an object.
Understatement