FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE

SIMILES, METAPHORS, AND ALLITERATION

SIMILES

  • Definition: A figure of speech comparing 2 things using like or as.



  • Example 1: My baby cousin is as cute as a kitten.
  • Example 2: The house is as big as the empire state building.


METAPHORS

  • Definition: A figure of speech comparing 2 things not using like or as.


  • Example 1: My baby cousin is a cute kitten.
  • Example 2: Pie is a sweet sunshine.
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ALLITERATION

  • Definition: Using the same consonants or vowels at the beginning of each word.



  • Example 1: Peter piper picked a pack of pickled peppers
  • Example 2: How much wood would a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood


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