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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
Figurative Language

English 10

Poetry Unit

figurative language1
Figurative Language

Figurative language is language that is not meant to be understood literally. To understand figurative language, you must think about it!

metaphor
Metaphor

A metaphor states that one thing is another thing and has a tenor, ground and vehicle.

simile
Simile

A simile is a type of metaphor that compares two unlike things using like or as _________ as etcetera.

personification
Personification

Personification is giving human characteristics to something that is not human.

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Are the following expressions examples of

  • Personification
  • Simile
  • Or
  • Metaphor?
oxymoron
Oxymoron

An oxymoron is a two word statement where the two words contradict each other.

paradox
Paradox

A paradox is a statement that seems to be impossible.

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Pun

A pun is a deliberate confusion between two words or phrases that sound the same. Puns are usually meant to be jokes.

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Are the following expressions

examples of

Oxymoron

Paradox

Or

Pun?