Figuretive Language

Figuretive Language

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  • You are as slow as a snail.
  • He is using a simile. It compares two things using the words "like" or "as"
  • What is that supposed to mean?
  • Stop making stuff up.
  • The stairs are groaning as I walk up them.
  • He is using personification which gives human like qualities to objects.
  • Bam! I have put under a spell
  • It's called an onomatopoeia, a word that imitates the sound it represents.
  • What does the word "bam" mean?
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  • I'm so hungry that I could eat a whole elephant!
  • I am using a hyperbole which is an exaggerated statement.
  • There is no way you could eat a whole elephant.
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  • I don't see any cats or dogs anywhere.
  • I am using an idiom. An idiom is an expression that doesn't mean exactly what the words say.
  • It's raining cats and dogs!
  • That tree is a five story building compared to me.
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  • What does that mean?
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  • I am using a metaphor which compares two things in which one thing is said to be another.
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