Figurative language

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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

"Could Gale and I have been eating blackberries only this morning? It seems like a lifetime ago. Like a long dream that deteriorated into a nightmare."

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

"I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun."


Personification-The attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.

"With both of us hunting daily, there are still nights when games has to be swapped for lard or shoelaces or wool, still nights when we go to bed with our stomachs growling."


Alliteration-The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.

"I noticed him, a boy with blond hair peering out from behind his mother's back.


Hyperbole-Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.

"But the money ran out and we were slowly starving to death."