Flashcards in Figurative Language Deck (11)
Short, informal reference to a generally well-known place, person, event, etc.
An extended comparison between two unlike things (similar to a simile or metaphor); usually a well-known thing is employed to explain something less familiar
Direct address of a personified object or audience, that is a forceful emotional device (often found in informal writing)
The contrast between what seems to be and what really is.
1. Dramatic - the reader or audience knows more bout what is happening/is about to happen than the characters do.
2. Situational - an event is the opposite of what is expected.
3. Verbal - words mean the opposite of what is intended
Rhetoric art of seizing the occasion, covering both timing and the appropriate medium
Placing two terms/concepts together for the sake of comparison/contrast
Figure that makes a comparison without using like or as. It's different from analogy in that it usually describes with vivid language rather than try to explain something unfamiliar
Reference to something closely related to the actual subject, so standing in for the object itself
An impossible pair that does point to a truth
Use of a part of something to represent the whole (close to metonymy)