Figurative Language

Figurative Language

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Term Definition
Simlie Compares 2 or more unlike things using the words like,as,or than.
Metaphor Compares 2 or more unlike things WITHOUT using the words like,as or than.
Personifications Gives the qualities of a person to an animal an object ,or an idea.
Onomatopoeia Words that copy or mimic sounds(Bam,Whack,Splash,Boom!!
Alliteration Repeated consonant sounds at the beginning or words.
Hyperbole An exaggeration
Idioms Phrases of words that mean more(or different) than their words actually say. ( An arm and a leg.
Ology Greek – study
Sci Latin – to know
vis/vid Latin – see,look
Aud Latin – hear
Phon Greek – sound
Mono Greek – one
Uni Latin – one
Mono Latin – middle
Multi/poly Greek – many
Semi/hemi Latin – half

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