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metaphor
A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable; a comparison NOT using the words "like" or "as."
personification
The attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.
simile
A figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind using the words "like" or "as."
imagery
A type of figurative language. When a writer uses imagery, he/she gives the reader a sense of how something tastes, smells, sounds, feels, or looks.
figurative language
The creative words or phrases a writer uses to help a reader see things in new and unexpected ways.