Figurative Language

Genesis Olivarez

Simile

Definition: A simile is a figure of speech that uses like or as to compare two seemingly unlike things.


Example: "but his thick eyebrows and pointed military mustache were as black as the night."

Metaphor

Definition: A Metaphor is a figure of speech that compares two unlike things. Its a simile but doesn't use like or as.


Example:"The sea was as flat as a plate-glass window."



Personification

Definition: A Personification is a figure of speech in which an animal, object, a force of nature, or an idea is given human form or characteristics


Example:"He struggled up to the surface and tried to cry out, but the speeding yacht slapped him in the face.


Hyperbole


Definition: A hyperbole is a figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor


Example:"I could sleep for a year"

Alliteration

Definition: A alliteration is a repetition of constant sounds at the beginning of non-rhyming words or syllables.



Example:"Desperately he struck out with strong strokes"