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- Open your mind
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- Figurative Language Meaning Poetic or creative language used to create a greater impact on the reader. Figurative vs Literal language Figurative LanguageLiteral Language Hes as strong as an ox.He is extremely strong. Im lightning.I run very fast. I could eat a cow.I am very hungry.
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- Metaphor Meaning Comparing the qualities of two unlike things to achieve a creative effect. Example Her hair is silk. (texture) The truck is a monster. (size and strength)
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- Simile Meaning A figure of speech comparing two unlike things that is often introduced by like or as. Example The many-colored fish is like a rainbow. Her smile is as bright as the sun.
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- Personification Meaning Giving something human qualities. Example The smoke grabbed hold of my nose. The green light shouted at me to go.
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- Allusion Meaning When you make reference to something from history, literature, current events, or popular culture. Example When Jane looked into the greenhouse she thought that she had entered the Garden of Eden.
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- Pun Meaning Using words that have more than one meaning for a humorous effect Example Sir Lancelot once had a very bad dream about his horse. It was a knight mare.
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- Oxymoron Meaning A figure of speech that combines two contradictory terms Example Act naturally Awfully pretty Pretty ugly
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- Hyperbole Meaning Big exaggeration, usually with humor. Example It weighed a ton! Im so hungry I could eat a cow!
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- Idiom Meaning Language that is peculiar to a group of people, or readily understood to pertain to a specific context Example Singing at the top of your lungs Hit the books
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- Clich Meaning A phrase that has become overly familiar or commonplace Example Live and learn What goes around comes around
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