Term simile definition a simile is a figure of speech

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Term:simileDefinition:A simile is a figure of speech thatmakes a comparison, showingsimilarities between two differentthings. Unlike a metaphor, a similedraws resemblance with the help ofwords "like" or "as". Therefore, it isdirect comparison.
Term:HyperboleDefinition:is a figure of speech, which involvesan exaggeration of ideas for the sakeof emphasis. It is a device that weemploy in our day-to-day speech. Forinstance, when you meet a friend aftera long time, you say, "Ages havepassed since I first saw you"Term:understatement/litotesDefinition:is a figure of speech employed bywriters or speakers to intentionallymake a situation seem less importantthan it really is.Term:MetonymyDefinition:It is a figure of speech that takes theplace of the name of a thing with thename of something else with which itis closely associated
Term:SynecdocheDefinition:Synecdoche is a literary device inwhich a part of something representsthe whole or it may use a whole torepresent a part.Synecdoche is often confused withanother literary device calledmetonymy. Both may resemble eachother to some extent but are not thesame. Synecdoche refers to a whole ofa thing by the name of any one of itsparts. For example, calling a car"wheels" is a synecdoche because apart of a car "wheels" stands for thewhole car. However, in metonymy, theword we use to describe another thingis closely linked to that particularthing, but is not necessarily a part ofit. For example, "crown" that refers topower or authority is a metonymy usedto replace the king or the queen.Term:symbolDefinition:Symbolism is the use of symbols tosignify ideas and qualities by givingthem symbolic meanings that aredifferent from their literal sense.
Term:imageryDefinition:Imagery means to use figurativelanguage to represent objects, actionsand ideas in such a way that it appealsto our physical senses.Usually it isthought that imagery makes use ofparticular words that create visualrepresentation of ideas in our minds.Term:punDefinition:A pun is a play on words in which ahumorous effect is produced by usinga word that suggests two or moremeanings or by exploiting similarsounding words having differentmeanings.

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