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13 Cards in this Set

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simile
comparison using like or as
Ex: Sheis like a red rose
metaphor
comparison between two other thing not using like or as
Ex:He is like a pig
personification
giving human charaistics to inanimate objects
Ex: a smiling moon
alliteration
repitition of intial consent sound, general constant
Ex: a dime a dozen
assonance
repition of vowel not constant sounds
Ex: Fleet feet sweet by sleeping geeks
onomatopeia
word that imitates a sound it represents
Ex: Whack, bam, growl, dink
hyperbole
exageration or overstatement
Ex: big as a house
irony
implied discrepancy between what is said or what is meant/ three kinds verbal-says one thing means another/ dramatic- proceves something the character does not know/ situational
imagery
language that devlops one or all the 5 sent.
Ex: the smell of fresh baked cookies
allusion
a brief refrence to a person, event, or place, real or fakecous, or to a work or art
Ex: she is an einstien
foreshadowing
the use of hints or clues, to sugest what will happen later in literature
pun
usually humoros use of a word in such a way as to suggest to or more meaninigs or the meaningof another word in a similar sound
oxymoron
putting contradiery words together
Ex: good grief, living dead, soft rock