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allusion
a reference to a well-known person, event, place, literary work, or work of art
metaphor
something is described as though it were something else. A metaphor, like a simile, works by pointing out a similarity between two unlike things. "The frost was a lace curtain covering the window."
extended metaphor
a metaphor that is extended overal several lines of poetry or even throughout an entire poem
simile
uses like or as to make a direct comparison between two unlike things. "The sun was like a ball of fire."
symbol
is anything that stands for or represents something else. Usually a concrete object represents an abstract object, a rose represents love.
personification
occurs when a poet or writer gives human like qualities, feeling, thoughts, abilities or attitudes to objects or animals. "Snowflakes danced to the ground."
hyperbole
an exaggeration or overstatement used figurativley to create humor or emphasis. "I have a mountain of homework."
imagery
appeals to the senses of taste, smell, hearing, touch and sight.
sight
"cracked hands" "Cheeks of rosy velvet"
feel
"the blueblack cold"
"fearing that chronic anger