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Literary Devices Fig lang

alliterationrepetition of the first letters of words
personificationgiving human qualities to something that is not
metaphorcomparison with a hidden meaning
similecomparison using "like" or "as"
symbolisma word,thing or picture that represents something else
foreshadowingclues in a story about what will happen later
ironymeaning one thing but saying the opposite
onomatopeiaa word that imitates the sound
paradoxa statement that has a conflicting meaning
sarcasma hurtful remark
satireuse of irony to mock a custom, habit or idea that seems silly
oxymorona statement that contains contradictory terms
analogycomparing two things
allegorya story that is intended to teach a lesson

Abby Senior
Abbotsford, BC

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