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 objects. 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 contradictory. 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 event. 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 overuse. 15. _________________________________is a humorous play on words, often involving double meanings.