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The comparison between two unlike things using like or as

What is Simile?

100

The way of presenting events that occurred earlier than the current time in a narrative.

What is Flashback?

100

The words that give human qualities to non-human things

What is Personification?

100

The Visually descriptive Language

What is imagery

100

The generally regular pattern of stressed & unstressed syllables in poetry

What is Meter?

200

The implied comparison of two different things is accomplished by saying one thing is the other thing.

What is a Metaphor?

200

the repetition of similar consonant sounds

What is alliteration?

200

The reference to something that you are not explicitly talking about.

What are allusions?

200

The phrase or opinion that is overused

What is Cliche?

200

The repetition of consonant sounds

What is consonance?

300

The expression that has meaning other than the literal one

What is an Idiom?

300

The deliberate exaggeration in order to make a point

What is Hyperbole?

300

the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities.

What is Symbolism?

300

The the figure of speech in which one object or idea takes the place of another with which it has a close association

What is metonymy?

300

The mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt

What is Euphamism?

400

The repetition of vowel sounds

What is Assonance?

400

The more subtle comparison; the terms being compared are not so specifically explained.

What is an implied metaphor?

400

The person or thing that is the direct opposite of someone or something else.

What is antithesis?

400

The figure of speech in which a part of something is used to signify the whole, or vice-versa.

What is Synecdoche?

400

The form of an ironic remark, somewhat rooted in humor, that is intended to mock or satirize something

What is sarcasm?

500

The figure of speech that combines two opposite ideas

What is an Oxymoron?

500

The use a word whose sound imitates or suggests its meaning

What is onomatopoeia? 

500

The elaborate comparison of unlike subjects

What is a Homeric Simile?

500

The rhetorical device that features the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive sentences, phrases, or clauses

What is Anaphora?

500

 The figure of speech employed by writers or speakers to intentionally make a situation seem less important than it really is.

What is an understatement?

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