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figurative language
using words to mean something other than the literal; the meaning can be obscure
metaphor
implicit comparison of two unlike things. Usually one thing is represented as the other.
conceit
a principal subject with several subsidiary subjects or comparisons; a metaphor that is continued to be described
simile
explicit comparison that directly compares two unlike objects
analogy
comparisons based on resemblances of two otherwise unlike things
allegory
similar to a metaphor but includes an entire work or large portion of a work
synecdoche
a part of an object that substitutes for that object (new set of "wheels")
metonymy
substitution of an object by a related object (using White House in place of Executive Branch)
symbol
something exists in and of itself, that is concrete but stands for something else. However, its qualities may or may not represent what it is a symbol for. (For instance, the Cross)
tenor
idea, thing, feeling, ect. a poet is trying to convey
vehicle
method in which a poet transmits an idea, thing, feeling, ect.