Presentation on theme: "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Literary Terms. Oxymoron An expression that combines two unlike terms –Jumbo Shrimp –Act naturally –Peace Force –Butthead."— Presentation transcript:
Oxymoron An expression that combines two unlike terms –Jumbo Shrimp –Act naturally –Peace Force –Butthead
Simile and Metaphor Comparison: Finding the similarities and differences A simile is a comparison between two unlike things using “like” or “as” A metaphor is a comparison between two unlike things that does not use “like” or “as”
Hyperbole An extreme exaggeration used to create an effect, not to be taken literally
Situational Irony An outcome that turns out to be very different than what is expected –A fire station catching on fire –A thief being robbed
Comic Relief A moment or scene that is meant to be funny and lighthearted.
Personification Giving human traits to non-human things –The weekend is calling my name –The stars danced in the night sky
Idiom A phrase or saying that has a different interpretation than it’s literal meaning –Kick the bucket –A dime a dozen –Curiosity killed the cat http://www.brainpop.com/english/writing/idi omsandcliches/http://www.brainpop.com/english/writing/idi omsandcliches/