figurative language

figurative language

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Term Definition
simile comparing two unlike objects using like, as or than
metaphor comparing two unlike objects not using like or as
Personification gives the qualities of a human to a animal, object or an idea
onomatopoeia words that copy or mimic sounds
alliteration repeated constant sounds at the beginning of words
hyperbole An exxageration
idioms phrases of words.
audi Latin – "to hear"
Vid, vis Latin – "to see"
ology Greek – "study"
sci Latin – "to know"
multi/poly Greek – "many"

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