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Literary Devices Lesson

Literary Devices Lesson
Composition 11
Mrs. Haagsma
Name: __________________________________
Date: _______________________
1. ____________________________________is a word that imitates the sound it represents.
2. ___________________________________ is when a writer gives human qualities to animals or
3. _____________________________________ is the repetition of the same consonant sound in words
occurring near one another.
4. _______________________________________ is using an object or action that means something
more than its literal meaning.
5. ______________________________________ reveals something true which at first seems
6. __________________________________is an obvious exaggeration or overstatement.
7. _________________________________ is an expression comparing one thing to another using the
words “like” or “as”.
8. _________________________________is a comparison of two unlike things without using the words
“like” or “as”.
9. _________________________________is a casual reference to a famous historical or literary figure or
10. _________________________________is when a writer invokes the five senses.
11. _________________________________is an expression with a meaning different from the literal
meaning of the words.
12. _________________________________two opposite terms.
13. _________________________________is a polite word or phrase used in place of one that may be too
direct, unpleasant, or embarrassing.
14. _________________________________is an expression that has lost its power or originality from
15. _________________________________is a humorous play on words, often involving double