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1 Figurative Language Techniques

2 Imagery Vivid describing words that tell what something looks like, sounds like, tastes like, hears like, feels like The chilly rain pounded outside my foggy window.

3 Hyperbole An extreme exaggeration His feet were bigger than Shaq’s!

4 Onomatopoeia Words that imitate sounds Bang! Wham!

5 Metaphor A comparison that makes two unlike things seem alike
Johnny’s plan was a recipe for disaster.

6 Personification Gives a nonhuman object the characteristics of a person The computer laughed as it lost all my work.

7 Simile A comparison that uses the words “like” or “as”
The girl was as scared as a turkey on Thanksgiving Day.

8 Alliteration The repetition of beginning sounds
Mickey Mouse might like mushrooms.

9 Symbolism The use of symbols to convey a meaning beyond what is actually said A storm occurs during the part of a story where a character is having a fight, symbolizing the conflict.

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