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Flashcards in English P1- Figures Of Speech Deck (16):
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Simile

Comparison using like or as

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Metaphor

A direct comparison without using like or as

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Extended metaphor

Recurring or extended over a passage or poem

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Personification

Giving human qualities an inanimate object or abstract idea

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Allusion

A direct or indirect referral to a particular aspect

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Alliteration

The repetition of consonant sounds
Highlights the expression of movement

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Assonance

A repetition of vowel sounds
Temper pace and mood

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Onomatopoeia

Sounds

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Oxymoron

Two seemingly contradictory words are placed next to each other

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Irony

Implies the opposite of what is said

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Sarcasm

One thing is said, but another is intended

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Satire

Wit, iron or sarcasm used to highlight, expose or ridicule human, social or political weaknesses or stupidities

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Hyperbole

And over-exaggeration

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Innuendo

A disapproving remark which hints at something, without stating it directly

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Puns

A clever play on words, alike in sound but different in meaning

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Rhyme

Depends on sound
Used for effect

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