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Interpret Figures of Speech in Context

Personification is giving human characteristics to nonhuman things. A simile compares two unlike things using "like" or "as." A metaphor compares two unlike things to say one thing is another. A hyperbole is an exaggeration that is not supposed to be taken seriously. An oxymoron is when two contradictory terms appear side by side. Alliteration is the repetition of an initial consonant sound. Onomatopoeia is sounds that imitate the words they represent. A pun is a play on words. Irony uses words to convey the opposite of what is meant, and an understatement is when words are used to make something seem less important than it really is.

L.6.5a - Interpret figures of speech in context.

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Figures of Speech: Onomatopoeia
Figures of Speech: Personification
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