language arts mid unit test

Term Definition
simile an expression comparing one thing to another using the words like or as
metephor a comparison between two unlike things without using like or as
onomatopoea a word that imitates the sound it represents
hyperbole an obvious exaggeration or over statement
alleteration the repetition of the same constant sound in words accuring near one another
personification when a writer gives human quality's to animals or objects
idiom an expression with a meaning that is not taken literally
imigry when a writer invokes the five senses
oxymoron two opposite terms
allusion a casual reference to a famous historical or literary figure or event
pun is a humerus play on words often involving double meanings
symbolism using an object or action that means something more that its literal meaning
cliche an expression that has lost its power or originality from overuse
irony the opposite of what you think will happen
semicolon to connect two independent causes that are related
colon it connects a list with an independent causes and comes after a complete sentence

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