Figurative Language Study Guide

By: Zachary London

Study Guide Figurative Language

Simile: Comparing 2 things using like or as. http://www.schooltube.com/search/?term=simile

Metaphor Comparing 2 things without using like or as. http://www.schooltube.com/search/?term=metaphor

Alliteration: The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. http://www.schooltube.com/search/?term=alliteration

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. http://www.schooltube.com/search/?term=assonance

Hyperbole: Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally. http://www.schooltube.com/search/?term=hyperbole

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

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Idiom: A group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words. http://www.schooltube.com/search/?term=Idiom

Situation Irony: Being rhetorical in a bad situation. http://www.schooltube.com/search/?term=irony

Dramatic Irony: When the reader is outside the story and can hear things the character(s) can't hear. http://www.schooltube.com/search/?term=irony

Verbal Irony: When events are words that appear to be the opposite of reality. http://www.schooltube.com/search/?term=irony

Personification: Giving a non living thing a human characteristic. http://www.schooltube.com/search/?term=personification

Imagery: visually descriptive or figurative language, especially in a literary work. http://www.schooltube.com/search/?term=imagery