ELA 7/8: Figurative Language Flashcards

Riley Babuik
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English Flashcards on ELA 7/8: Figurative Language Flashcards , created by Riley Babuik on 01/22/2019.
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Simile Comparing two different things using the words "like" or "as"
Pun A joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that some words sound the same but have different meanings
Personification Applying human characteristics to something non-human
Paradox Something absurd or self-contradictory that can be investigated to be true
Symbolism An object, place, or thing that represents something else
Allusion An indirect call or reference
Alliteration When each word in a sentence starts with the same letter or sound
Hyperbole Extreme exaggeration
Onomatopeia A sound in the form of a word
Idiom a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words (e.g., rain cats and dogs, see the light)
Cliche A phrase or opinion that is overused or unoriginal
Abstract Existing in thought or as an idea but not having physical or concrete existence
Sarcasm The use of irony to mock or convey contempt
Synecdoche a figure of speech in which a part is made to represent the whole or vice versa. Eg. The Flames won by two goals or all hands on deck
Pathetic Fallacy the attribution of human feelings and responses to inanimate things or animals, especially in art and literature
Imagery Visually descriptive or figurative language
Oxymoron When two opposite ideas are used to create an effect
Rhyme correspondence of sound between words or the end of words
Irony the use of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite
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