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extreme exaggeration it is used to make a point it is not intended to be believable (from the greek word "excess")
a comparison between two unlike things without using "like" or "as"
a comparison between two unlike things using "like" or "as".
human attributes and qualities are given to non-human or inanimate objects.
engages the 5 senses to create an accurate image in the mind of the reader. it creates an emotional connection to the story.
language used creatively to imply another meaning or evoke emotion