Definition
Definitions Pt. II
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Metaphor

a figure of speech in which one thing is compared to another (without "like" or "as")

100

Mixed metaphor

A combination of two or more metaphors that don't work together--this should be avoided

100

I don't care where we move as long as we can be alone together.

Oxymoron - "alone together"

100

Simile

must use "like" or "as"

100

Simile about someone in this class

200

Simile

a figure of speech in which one thing is compared to another (with "like" or "as")

200

Figurative language

Language that has a deeper, nonliteral meaning 

200

Her eyes were as deep as swimming pools; I felt as if I could bathe in them for hours.

Simile - eyes compared to swimming pools with "as" / Hyperbole - exaggeration "for hours"

200

Metaphor

200

Simile about yourself

300

Personification

A type of metaphor in which an object or thing is given human qualities

300

Literal language

Language that means exactly what it says--not figurative

300

As I opened the door, it groaned as if it were trying to tell me the secrets it had gathered within its walls.

Personification -- the door "groaned" / "gathered" secrets

300

Personification

300

Metaphor about love

400

Hyperbole

A purposeful overstatement or exaggeration used to make a point or to be funny

400

Cliche

Figurative language that has been used so many times it has lost all or nearly all of its original power

400

You are my sunshine.

Metaphor / Cliche

400

Hyperbole

400

Personification of something that is not nature

500

Oxymoron

A combination of usually contradictory, or opposite, words

500

Formulaic plot

A cliched plot or story

500

I tried to explain the idea to them but they were clearly confused.

Oxymoron - "clearly confused"

500

Oxymoron

500

Hyperbole about something you dislike

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