Figurative Language

English 9-6

Smile, Metaphor, Personification, Alliteration

Simile - It is 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.

(The community home would crush her like a bug.)


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

(...a golden glow spilled out the open kitchen door.)


Personification - The attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.

(The station is swarming with reporters with their insectlike cameras..)


Alliteration - The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.

(..beetle [to] a butterfly)