Figurative Language

From your host DJ Cheuvront

simile



A figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid.Using like or as.


''the four adults are watching me like hawks."

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metaphor

A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or actionto which it is not literally applicable.



"The woods became our savior"

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personification

The attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to somethingnonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.



"The world begins to bend in alarming ways"

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Hyperbole

Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally



''Clove threw the knife in the back of the District 9 boy quicker than lightning.''

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Alliteration

same letter or sound at the beginning of words to twist your tong.




''Seeking Prim's warmth but finding only the rough canvas cover of the mattress.''

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