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figure of speech

any word or phrase that creates a 'figure' in the mind of the reader by effecting an obvious change in the usual meaning of words or word order

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trope

when a thing is compared or identified with another

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simile

a direct, explicit comparison of one thing with another

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analogy

like a metaphor, a representation of one thing or idea by something else (a brain is like a computer)

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metaphor

when two things are compared implicitly

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extended metaphor

when a metaphor dominates a longer section of a work

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controlling metaphor

if an extended metaphor is so extensive that it dominates the entire work

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personification

endowing something nonhuman with humanlike qualities

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metonymy

name of one thing is used to refer to another, associated thing

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synecdoche

type of metonymy in which the part is used to stand for the whole

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allusion

brief, often implicit reference in a literary work, to another text or any imaginary or historical person, place or thing