Figurative Language Study Guide

By: Zachary London

Study Guide Figurative Language

Simile: Comparing 2 things using like or as.

Metaphor Comparing 2 things without using like or as.

Alliteration: The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.

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.

Hyperbole: Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.

Onomatopoeia: The formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named.

Idiom: A group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words.

Situation Irony: Being rhetorical in a bad situation.

Dramatic Irony: When the reader is outside the story and can hear things the character(s) can't hear.

Verbal Irony: When events are words that appear to be the opposite of reality.

Personification: Giving a non living thing a human characteristic.

Imagery: visually descriptive or figurative language, especially in a literary work.