figurative language

bailey bolding


definition: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.

example:"dead birds is bad luck."

"specially red dead birds."


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

example:the 5 o'clocks by the chimney still marked time but the orioles nest in the elm was untenanted and rocked back and forth like an empty cradle.