Figurative Language

Different types of figurative language


A word or phrase for one thing that is used to refer to another thing in order to show or suggest that they are similar.



A figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis.


the use of words that begin with the same sound near one another.


A figure of speech in which inanimate objects or abstractions are endowed with human qualities or are represented as possessing human form

Example- "...but the wash from the speeding yacht slapped him in the face"


a phrase that uses the words like or as to describe someone or something by comparing it with someone or something else that is similar

Example- "Ugh! It's like moist black velvet."