Figurative Language Flashcards


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Alliteration

The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of two or more words. Consonants are any letter that is NOT a vowel.

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Assonance

The repetition of vowel sounds within words in a sentence or phrase.

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Mood

_______ evokes feelings or vibes in readers through words and descriptions. The mood is the feeling the author wants the reader to have. Mood can be described using emotions: happy, sad, scared, thrilled, ecstatic, morose, etc.

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Tone

_______ is the attitude or the writer toward the subject of the audience. _______ is shown though the author's word choice of the viewpoint on a particular subject. The tone can be formal, informal, serious, comic, sarcastic, sad, and cheerful or it mas be any other existing attitudes.

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Hyperbole

_______ is an extreme exaggeration or overstatement used to emphasize a point, evoke (create) strong feelings and illustrate a stronger image.

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Imagery

_______ is a strong description using vivid language to paint a picture that the reader can visualize.

Appeals to the senses (see, hear, taste, touch/feel, smell)

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Simile

A _______ is a comparison between two unlike things using likeoras

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Metaphor

A _______ compares two unlike things, Unlike a simile, you are saying that something is another thing.

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Symbolism

_______ occurs when one thing represents another. A person, place, or thing is given a significant meaning though the representation of something else.

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Oxymoron

An _______ is a figure of speech in which two opposite ideas are joined to create an effect. The common _______ phrase is a combination of an adjective proceeded by a noun with contrasting meanings, such as "cruel kindness," or "living death".

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Idiom

An _______ is a phrase that means somethings other than what is literally being said.

_______ have meaning due to excessive use overtime.

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Allusion

an _______ is an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly.

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Irony

_______ is when the opposite of what is expected happens.

There of three types:

Situational - when the audience expects one thing to occur and the opposite does

Dramatic - when the audience knows more than the characters do

Verbal - when the characters say one thing but mean the opposite

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Pun

A _______ is a ______ exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words that sound alike bur have different meanings.

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Synecdoche

A _______ is a figure of speech in which a part is made to represent the whole or vise versa.