Figurative language

Lesa Elias Simile, metaphor, personification, alliteration


A simile is a comparison. For example-"Even death did not mar its grace, for it lay on the earth like a broken vase of red flowers, and we stood around it, awed by it exotic beauty.

I got that example from "The Scarlet Ibis."

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A figure of speech in which a word or phrase that compares or equates two seemingly unlike things.

For Example- "I did not know then that pride is a wonderful, terrible thing, a seed that bears two vines, life and death."

"The scarlet Ibis"

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A personification is taking something none human, and giving them human characteristics.

For example-"It was in the clove of seasons, summer was dead but autumn had not yet been born, that the ibis lit in the bleeding tree."

I got that example from" The Scarlet Ibis"

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A hyperbole is saying something with over exaggeration.

For example-" Doodle was just about the craziest brother a boy could ever have."\

I got that example from "The Scarlet Ibis."

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A alliteration is the repetition of beginning consonant sounds in two or more neighboring words or syllables.

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

I got that example from the Hunger games.

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