Literary Devices Name: ________________________ Period: _________ Irony Oxymoron Hyperbole Imagery Personification Onomatopoeia Alliteration Assonance Simile Metaphor Idiom Pun Irony: When the opposite of what you expect happens. Oxymoron: Two contradictory terms that appear together. Hyperbole: Over-exaggeration for emphasis or effect. Imagery: The use of figurative language to create a mental picture. Personification: Inanimate objects are given human-like qualities. Onomatopoeia: Words that imitate sounds. Alliteration: The repetition of consonant sounds. Assonance: The repetition of vowel sounds. Simile: A comparison between two unlike things, using “like” or “as.” Metaphor: An implied comparison between two unlike things. Idiom: Expression that means something other than the literal meaning of the individual words. Pun: A funny play on words.
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