figurative language

By: Stephanie Deslaurier

simile

comparing two thing use like or as

Metaphor

comparing two use are or is

Alliteration

the occurrence of the same letter or sound

Assonance

in poetry, the repetition of the sound of a vowel or diphthong

Hyperbole

exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.

Onomatopoeia

the formation of a word from a sound

Idiom

a group of words established by usage as having a meaning

Irony- situational

irony involving a situation in which actions have an effect that is opposite from what was intended

irony verbal

lrony in which a person says or writes one thing and means another

irony dramatic

the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.

Personification

the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics

Imagery

visually descriptive or figurative language