August 6th, 2010

List Five

LITERARY TERMS (when in need of erudite conversation)

1. Hyperbole – a figure of speech using exaggeration for emphasis

2. Irony – a form of humour where what is said is the opposite of what is meant

3. Metaphor – the use of a different image to describe the actual thing you are writing or speaking about

4. Parody – the humorous imitation of a serious piece of writing

5. Oxymoron – a figure of speech where two words of opposite meaning are placed together

6. Tautology – saying the same thing over again in another way

7. ┬áSatire – a literary style using ridicule and sarcasm

8. Onomatopoeia – I just like saying this word