Literary Divices

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Literary Divices

Literary Divices

What is figurative language?


- Figurative language is speech or writing that departs from normal meaning or sound to create a special effect. - Whenever you describe something by comparing it with something else, you are using figurative language. - It makes your writing more interesting. - You use different literary divices




IdiomEpressions that mean something different then the words in the phrase might indicateThey are words or phrases that can not be taken literallyEx: Break a leg


The act of giving human trates, qualities, or actions to objects concepts, or animals.

An exaggeration that is so dramatic that no one would believe the statement is true. Tall tales are hyperboles.

The repetition of the same initial letter, sound, or group of sounds in a series of words. Alliteration includes tongue twisters.

Uses the words “like” or “as” to compare one object or idea with another to suggest they are alike.

- States a fact or Draws a verbal picture by the use of comparison.- It compares two things without using the words "like" or "as".



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