Figurative Language

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Definitions and examples using figurative language

Simile: A comparison using like or as. Example: My feather in my hair was as soft as a bunny.

Metaphor: A comparison not using like or as. I'm so hungry I could eat a hippo.

Alliteration: The same letter or sound at the beginning of a word. Ex: Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers.

Assonance: The sound of words in a syllable or a tongue twister. Ex: Bailey went here and there and everywhere.

Hyperbole: To over exaggerate. Ex: My purse is so heavy it weighs a thousand pounds.

Onomatopoeia: A word that represents a sound. Ex: WOW!

Idiom: Meaning something different then the actual meaning. Ex: That cost an arm and a leg.

Irony- Verbal: Sarcastic or a figure of speech. Ex: She is as nice as a shark. Situational: A device that is in literacy that you can find in literacy works. Ex: The ones that think they wanted to get recognized. Dramatic: When someone knows about something but the character does not. Ex: When someone is planning to get married but people know the man is going to go with another girl.

Personification: It is when something is given a human characteristic. Ex: The air is breathing really heavy.

Imagery:Its when the author is trying to give you a mental picture of something. Ex: On the beach with dolphins jumping out of the water.

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