Figurative Language

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Question Answer
Idiomfigurative expression whose meaning is disconnected from the individual words that make it up
OxymoronFigure of speech in which 2 opposite ideas are joined together to create an effect
IronyA Contrast or discrepancy between what is really meant or what is expected to happen and what actually does
PunPlay in words that are identical or similar in sound but have sharply different/diverse meanings
EuphemismA polite or vague word/phrase used to replace another word/phrase.
HyperboleA figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion
SimileA comparison of two unlike things using "like" or "as"
OnomatopoeiaA word that imitates the sound it represents
MetaphorA comparison between two objects with the intent of giving clearer meaning to one of them. Often forms of the "to be" verb are used, such as "is" or "was", to make the comparison
PersonificationA figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
ParadoxA statement that appears to be self-contradictory or opposed to common sense but upon closer inspection contains some degree of truth or validity.
What is the function of Figurative Language?To force readers to imagine what a writer wants to express

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