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Today we're going to discuss a few literary terms - devices that authors and poets use to make their writing more interesting!
English Literary Terms
A metaphor is a comparison between two unlike things to show their similarities, saying that one is the other. Example: Brad is a lion on the football field!
A simile compares two unlike things using the words like or as. Example: Jennifer is as quiet as a mouse.
Personification is giving human traits to inanimate objects, phenomena and animals. Example: The moon smiled down on us.
Hyperbole is exaggeration that is generally not realistic but helps emphasize an emotion. Example: I'm so hungry I could eat a horse!
Shh...I'm busy doing nothing...
An oxymoron is a phrase that contradicts itself. Here's an example:
What are you doing???
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