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  1. The house on mango street Figurative Language

  2. Style The distinctive way a writer uses language: syntax (sentence structure), diction (word choice), vocabulary, and literary devices

  3. metaphor A comparison between two things that are basically dissimilar in which one becomes the other

  4. metaphor A comparison between two things that are basically dissimilar in which one becomes the other Her home was a prison.

  5. simile A comparison between two things that are basically dissimilar using “like” or “as” to make the comparison

  6. simile A comparison between two things that are basically dissimilar using “like” or “as” to make the comparison Life is like a box of chocolates.

  7. personification Giving human qualities to something that is not human; a form of metaphor

  8. personification Giving human qualities to something that is not human; a form of metaphor The stars danced playfully in the moonlit sky.

  9. repetition The act of repeating words or phrases for dramatic effect

  10. repetition The act of repeating words or phrases for dramatic effect “The man who stood, who stood on sidewalks, who stood facing streets, who stood with his back against store windows or against the walls of buildings, never asked for money, never begged, never put his hand out."

  11. alliteration The repetition of similar consonant sounds within a phrase, sentence, or passage

  12. alliteration The repetition of similar consonant sounds within a phrase, sentence, or passage Carrie's cat clawed her couch, creating chaos.

  13. Sensory details Images that emphasize our senses to recreate a scene for the reader

  14. Sensory details Images that emphasize our senses to recreate a scene for the reader • Sight—his brown hair hangs down to the middle of his sloping back • Sound—the train he sits on clanks metallically beneath him • Taste—his hair tastes like bad chemicals, sour and tinny • Touch—his skin must feel like sandpaper • Smell—there is something musty and moldy about him