Literary Terms

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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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