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Language - English
6th Grade
02/21/2013

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Metaphor
Definition
A figure of speech that draws a comparison between two different things, not using "like" or "as."
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Simile
Definition
A figure of speech that draws a comparison between two different things, especially a phrase containing the word "like" or "as."
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Personification
Definition
The act of attributing human qualities or characteristics to animals, objects, or abstract ideas.
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Hyperbole
Definition
An extravagant statement; or figure of speech not intended to be taken literally.
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Idioms
Definition
An expression that is separate from the literal meaning or definition of the words of which it is made. For example: "Break a leg" or "The early bird gets the worm."
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Alliteration
Definition
The repetition of the same sounds at the beginning of a word. For example: Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers.
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Assonance
Definition
The repetition of vowel sounds to create internal rhyming within phrases or sentences. For example: Do you like blue?
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Consonance
Definition
A poetic device characterized by the repetition or the same consonant two or more times in short succession, ass in "pitter patter" or "all mammals named Sam are clammy."
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Onomatopoeia
Definition
The formation or use of words such as, buzz or murmur that imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions in which they refer.
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Subjective Pronoun
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A personal pronoun that is used as the subject of a sentence; the pronoun that performs the action verb.
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Objective Pronoun
Definition
A pronoun that is the object of a verb.
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