Figurative Speech

Elivia Bigbee


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


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


Take a hike.

It's raining cats and dogs.

My head is spinning from learning.

I'm so hungry I could eat my arm.


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.


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