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Flashcards in Figurative Language Deck (6)
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1

Literal or denotation

Dictionary or direct meaning; the actual definition

2

Figurative or connotation

Implied meaning; what you meant

3

Metaphor

Compare 2 things without using as or like

“She is a doll”

4

Simile

Comparison using like or as

“She is as cute as a doll”

5

Personification

Giving an object human-like qualities

“Trees waving”

6

Hyperbole

An over-exaggeration

“My hw took a million years”