Figurative Language

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the repetition of a single letter in the alphabet (as in 'Peter Piper picked a peck of pickle peppers.') or a combination of letters (as in 'She sells seashells by the seashore.').
A form of comparison that directly compares two unlike things
A form of comparison in which one thing is compared to another unlike thing by using specific words of comparison like like, as, and resembles.
Produced by a single word that sounds like the thing it refers to: 'Six burgers were sizzling on the grill.' 'A snake slithered through the grass.'
Speaking of something that is not human as if it had human abilities and human reactions.
A great exaggeration used to emphasize a point, and is used for expressive or comic effect. Not to be taken literally. Example: 'An apple a day keeps the doctor away.'
Groups of words whose meaning is different from the ordinary meaning of the words. The context can help you understand what it means. For example: 'Put a lid on it.'

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Created Jul 16, 2012ReportNominate
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