Figurative Speech

Elivia Bigbee

Definition

Language that means something more than or other than what the words actually mean.

Explanation

Expressing your thoughts in a non literal way; like using a metaphor.

Examples

Take a hike.

It's raining cats and dogs.

My head is spinning from learning.

I'm so hungry I could eat my arm.





Analysis

Figurative language is a lot like a metaphor. It is used to express feelings and thought. It is something that could happen, but may be an unrealistic event. It is a figure of speech.

Citations

"Figurative Language." Figurative Language. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Feb. 2013.

Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com, n.d. Web. 01 Feb. 2013.