What is figurative language?

Not literal; figure of speech.

What are the types of figurative language?

  • Personification
  • Hyperbole
  • Metaphor
  • Alliteration
  • Simile
  • Onomotopia
  • Idioms


Personification: "The leaves waved in the fall wind."

Hyperbole: "You must've been in the shower for two years!"

Metaphor: "Mario is a pig when he eats."

Alliteration: "She sells seashells down by the sea shore."

Simile: "Your scream was as loud as a firecracker."

Onomotopia: "The sound of the basketball when it reached the net was SWOOSH!'

Idiom: "That necklace must've cost you an arm and a leg."