Figurative Language

Figurative Language

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  • Alliteration: repeating the same beginning sound in more than two words
  • Seven silly snakes slithered across the sidewalk.
  • Hyperbole: an obvious exaggeration
  • I have so many books they are stacked to the sky.
  • Metaphor: comparing two unlike objects without using the words like or as
  • Harrison is a bulldog on the football field.
  • Simile: a comparison of two unlike objects using the words; like or as.
  • The new girl is as quiet as a mouse.
  • Onomatopoeia: words that sound like the objects they refer to
  • Moo!
  • Scritch, scratch.
  • Baa
  • Personification: giving non human objects human qualities
  • The field of grass danced in the wind.
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