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Denotation
The dictionary meaning of a word
Connotation
Associations which a word causes to rise in our mind
Imagery
The use of language that calls to mind something perceived by the five senses
Metaphor
A figure of speech based on a comparison in which an item is said to be another, dissimilar item
Similie
A figure of speech based on a comparison in which an item is said to be LIKE or AS another
Personification
A figure of speech in which human characteristics are attributed to animals or inanimate objects
Symbol
Object coming to stand for, or represent, another
Paradox
An apparent contradiction that is nevertheless somehow true
Irony
A mode of expression in which the poet says one thing but means the opposite; often called verbal irony
Hyperbole
Deliberate exaggeration for dramatic affect
Understatement
Deliberately playing down the facte for dramatic effect