Figurative Language. English 10 Poetry Unit. Figurative Language. Figurative language is language that is not meant to be understood literally. To understand figurative language, you must think about it!. Metaphor.
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Figurative language is language that is not meant to be understood literally. To understand figurative language, you must think about it!
A metaphor states that one thing is another thing and has a tenor, ground and vehicle.
A simile is a type of metaphor that compares two unlike things using like or as _________ as etcetera.
Personification is giving human characteristics to something that is not human.
An oxymoron is a two word statement where the two words contradict each other.
A paradox is a statement that seems to be impossible.
A pun is a deliberate confusion between two words or phrases that sound the same. Puns are usually meant to be jokes.