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Literary Devices & Figurative Language

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on 6 September 2016

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Transcript of Literary Devices & Figurative Language

Literary Devices & Figurative Language
Literary Devices
Simile
Simile
Symbol
Hyperbole
Repetition
Alliteration
Hyperbole
An exaggeration used to emphasize or add meaning
Repetition
Repeating words or a phrase for added emphasis
Alliteration
I've told you
a million
times!
It was all gone
. I worked so hard all those years. And
it was all gone.
Repeated
use of the
same sound
in a sequence of words that are close to each other (
usually 3 or more
)
"Three
g
rey
g
eese
g
razing in a
g
reen field."
Symbol
An object, action, or idea that represents something other than itself.
Think about colors (black, white, red)
Think about flowers (roses)
A red rose often represents love.
Allusion
When the author refers to a well-known person, place, event to create a better understanding.
He was a real
Romeo
with the ladies.
Chocolate was her
Achilles heel
.
Allusion
Metaphor
A comparison made between two things,
not using
the words like or as.
Time is a thief.
He is the apple of my eye.
Personification
Metaphor
Personification
When you give human characteristics to inanimate / non-living objects.
The sun
hid his face
behind the clouds.
The
screaming
wind scared the kids.
Imagery
When something is described in great detail. It will usually involve a few of your
five senses.
Sight, touch, smell, sound,taste
Onomatopoeia
a word that is associated with the sound it makes
BOOM!
POW!
TICK!
SPLAT!
MEOW
WOOF
Black often represents sadness or death.
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