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1

Specific comparison bet 2 dissimilar elements
"Like" "as"

Simile

2

Suggesting likeness bet 2

Metaphor

3

Human qualities to inanimate objects

Personification

4

A word used to stand in for another word

Metonymy

5

Use of part to stand for a whole, the whole for a part

Synechdoche

6

Exaggeration of fact or possibility

Hyperbole

7

Positive statement is expressed by negating the opposite

Litotes

8

Speaker says one thing but means the opposite

Verbal irony

9

When a situation turns out to be completely opposite of what is expected

Irony of situation

10

Audience or readers know something that a character in the story does not know

Dramatic irony

11

Logically contradictory, yet makes good emotional sense

Paradox

12

Combi of 2 seemingly incompatible elements

Oxymoron

13

Use of reference to without explicit identification to a literary piece

Allusion

14

Use of direct address to a person who is either absent or dead, an inanimate object, or an abstract idea

Apostrophe