Literary Device Flashcards


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Metaphor

a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.

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simile

a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind using like or as

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symbolism

the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities.

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hyperbole

exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.

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paradox

a seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well-founded or accurate.

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oxymoron

a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear

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irony

the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.

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apostrophe

an exclamatory passage in a speech or poem addressed to a person (typically one who is dead or absent)

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allusion

an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference.