Figurative Language. Mrs. Doepke. Apostrophe. Calling out an imaginary, dead or absent person, place, thing or abstract idea (also called an Invocation when directly addressing a god or goddess). Connotation.
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Calling out an imaginary, dead or absent person, place, thing or abstract idea (also called an Invocation when directly addressing a god or goddess).
The associations and emotional overtones that have become attached to a word or phrase (in contrast to Denotation, which is the dictionary definition of a word).
Characters, settings and events stand for abstract ideas; a short moral story (often with animal characters).
A contrast between expectations and reality.
An exaggerated statement used for effect; not meant to be taken literally.
Normally unassociated ideas, words or phrases are placed next to one another, creating an effect or surprise or wit.
A combination of opposite or contradictory terms in a brief phrase.
Changing the logical, normal construction of a sentence for effect (also known as Anastrophe); standard word order = subject + verb.
A person, place or thing is referred to by something closely associated with it.
A word that is spelled like it sounds.
A play on words based on the multiple meanings of a single word or on words that sound alike but have different meanings.
A part is used to represent the whole (P=W), a whole is used to represent a part (W=P), the specific is used to represent the general (S=G), the general is used to represent the specific (G=S), or an ingredient within an item represents the product (I=P).
Repeating a word, phrase or line over and over as a rhetorical device.
Language that appeals to the five senses; word choice that creates a vivid image for the audience.
Unintentional use of a word that resembles the word intended but has a very different meaning.
Using a more agreeable or less offensive term to describe something that would be less agreeable or offensive.
Something tangible or visible is used to represent something that is universal or abstract; something you can touch or feel represents something that cannot be physically measured.
Comparing two things using "like" or “as."
Comparing two things without using "like" or "as"; transforming something into something else.
Hyphenating two nouns to create a noun that is metaphoric in meaning.
A type of metaphor (comparison) in which a non-human thing is given human characteristics.