Figurative Language

Figurative Language

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  • Alliteration
  • The repetition of beginning constant sounds in words .
  • Sally selled seashells by the sea shore.
  • Onomanatopoeia
  • Words that imitate real sounds.
  • On my first morning on the farm, I was awoken suddenly by the cock-a-doodle-do of the resident rooster.
  • Personification
  • Giving human traits / characteristics or actions to something that is not human.
  • The pencil screamed as I gripped it tightly!
  • Simile
  • A comparison of two unrelated things using the connecting words like or as.
  • As American as apple pie.
  • Metaphor
  • A comparison of two different things that does not use like or as.
  • He is fishing in troubled waters.
  • Hyperbole
  • A deliberate exaggeration used to emphasize a point.
  • It was so cold I saw polar bears wearing jackets.
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