Figurative Language

By Yonal

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Similes

Definition - A simile is a way of language where you compare something using the word "like" or "as".

Example - My pillow is smooth as silk.

The "as" that I highlighted is the simile there.

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Idioms

Definition - An idiom is a word or phrase that is not taken literally.

Example - It is raining cats and dogs.

Actual meaning - It is raining a large amount

Alliteration

Definition - A alliteration is a phrase that uses one letter as much times in one sentence.

Example - Alice's aunt ate apples and acorns around August

Metaphors

Definition- A metaphor is when the writer says it literally without using like or as.

Example - Stars are fire.

Onomatopoeia

Definition - An Onomatopoeia is like sound effects.

Example - When I spilt water it made the sound splash!

The splash that I highlighted is the Onomatopoeia.

Hyperbole

Definition - A Hyperbole is a sentence that is highly exaggerated or nearly impossible.

Example - He was so tired that the sweat he had made a pool of sweat.

Personification

Definition - A Personification is when you give a human quality to something that is not a human.

Example - When I was trying to get the cupcake it said "Don't eat me!".

Cupcakes can't talk so if it says don't eat me that is a Personification.

Figurative Language and other literary devices