You're late. I had t drink 5 coffees so I could stay awake.
Oxymoron's and Onomatopoeia's
Simile: a comparison using like or as Example: She was as fast as a cheetah. He was as smart as a calculator. Metaphor: a comparison NOT using like or as Example: The rose was a ruby. The clouds are balls of cotton.
Idioms and Hyperboles
Alliteration: a repeated beginning consonant sound Bean Burrito, Taco Tuesday Allusion: an indirect reference to an event or figure. When the girl got home late her mom was the Grim Reaper.
Oxymoron: two words with opposite meanings used together Old news, Icy hot Onomatopoeia: a word that is pronounced exactly like the sound it represents Bang, Vroom
An idiom is a phrase that means something other than it says. The girl was as cool as cake. The car costs an arm and a leg. Hyperbole is a huge exaggeration used to make a point. He could sleep forever. My bag weighs a ton.
Personification is giving human characteristics to a non-human object The movie flickered to life when we came into the theater. My bed jumps with joy when I get home.
I need to know figurative language because it make what you say or write more interesting. Figurative language can help make a point or can help explain something. It can also add humor to what you write, and it can give your writing more pizzazz. For example, if I write "I'm feeling sick today" I could make it more interesting by using an idiom and writing, "I feel under the weather today."