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Drew Hart

Simile-a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind. Ex: Quick as a cricket.


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. Ex: He was a tornado, blasting his way through the opposing team.


Alliteration-the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. Ex: Tommy toothache touched two thousand twinkies to torment Tommy's teeth.


Assonance-in poetry, the repetition of the sound of a vowel or diphthong in non-rhyming stressed syllables near enough to each other for the echo to be discernible. Ex: The rain in Spain falls mainly in the plains.


Hyperbole-exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally. Ex: I'm so hungry that I could eat a horse.


Onomatopoeia-the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named. Ex: BOOM!!!!!


Idiom-a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual. Ex. Raining cats and dogs


Irony-the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect. Ex: Learn to read free


Situational irony- is a literary device that you can easily identify in literary works. Simply, it occurs when incongruity appears between expectations of something to happen, and what actually happens instead. Ex: A fire station burns down


Verbal irony: The speaker intends to be understood as meaning something that contrasts with the literal or usual meaning of what he says. Ex: It's no big deal my dad just died.


Situational irony-is a literary device that you can easily identify in literary works. Simply, it occurs when incongruity appears between expectations of something to happen, and what actually happens instead. Ex: a fire station burns down.


Dramatic irony-A disparity of awareness between actor and observer: when words and actions possess significance that the listener or audience understands, but the speaker or character does not. Ex: In a scary movie, the character walks into a house and the audience knows the killer is in the house.


Personification-the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form. Ex: The leaves waved in the wind


Imagery-visually descriptive or figurative language, especially in a literary work. Ex: Sense of smell: it smells good