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What is hyperbole?

An over exaggeration.

For example:
I had a million thoughts running through my mind.
You could have knocked him over with a feather


What is irony?

The humorous or sarcastic use of words, implying the opposite of what is expected.

For example:
A man who is a traffic cop gets his license suspended for unpaid parking tickets.


What is pathos?

Language that evokes feelings of pity or sympathy.

For example:
Emotional anecdotes used to persuade somebody to feel a certain way, or do something (e.g. animal cruelty adverts).


What is symbolism?

Objects, colours, words, sounds, etc. that imply an idea or theme.

For example:
The word 'hung' implies death, creating a negative tone.


What is an oxymoron?

When contradictory or opposite ideas appear together.

For example:
The silence was deafening.
She was clearly confused.


What is juxtaposition?

Two ideas/words being placed together with contrasting effects.

For example:
I was laughing and crying at the same time.


What is satire?

Sarcastic or political humour.