AP Language and Composition Test Study Guide - Figurative Language Part 1





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Published on Dec 15, 2009

created by the class members of AP Language and Composition taught at Salina Central by Mrs. Leech

1.Concrete Language- a description of observable objects or people that can be gained through senses unlike ideas and feelings
2.Sensory Details- details received through the 5 senses
3.Metaphor- a comparison of two objects
4.Simile- form of a metaphor that uses like or as to compare two objects
5.Conceit- an extended metaphor
6.Analogy- comparison or similarity between 2 like objects
7.Argument by analogy- it is said that since 2 objects have similar traits then they most likely have another trait in common too, fallacy
8.Personification-Attribution of personal quality to inanimate objects or abstract ideas
9.Metonymy-use of one name to represent another object associated with it
10.Synecdoche- represents part of the object by naming its whole or vice versa
11.Anecdote- a short funny story
12.Apostrophe-A person or thing that is addressed is absent
13.Onomatopoeia- verbalizing or writing a sound
14.Oxymoron- a figure of speech by which you are putting two contradictory words together

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