Figurative Language

Definitions and short stories of figurative language

Metaphor

Def-A metaphor is a comparison of two unalike things not using ''like'' or "as."

Example:Jake works in a large office building two blocks away from his home. Jake has worked for 9 hours straight and still has 6 to go. Jake has grown very sleepy and feels as if he's going to pass out. Jake can only remember the soft whispers of his bed calling him to come back. Jake needs to recharge after a long day at work but doesn't know when or if he'll get to leave. Finally the hours go by it feels like for ever but feels nice, Jake is allowed to leave this treacherous place and go home, to his sweet bed calling him.Jake fell onto his pillow and softly lay their his bed hugging him in a tight embrace, he soon drifted off into "snooze city."

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Irony

Def-When something goes the opposite way as it was planned.

Example:Emily and Mark were going to have their wedding this Sunday at a beautiful beach side venue.The day of their wedding finally arrived.Mark got all dressed up ,and so did Emily in a beautiful mermaid style wedding gown.Mark and Emily thought that this would be the most wonderful and spectacular day of them all not to mention happy.They arrived at the venue just to discover it was pouring rain.Emily's gown became ruined,her make up smeared,her hair soaking wet.Mark and Emily thought they would have to postpone the wedding,but Mark had an idea.The soaking wet bride and groom grabbed umbrellas and continued on with the wedding.

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Definitions of figurative language examples

1.Jake needs to recharge,this means Jake needs to sleep after his long day at work.


2.Laura you are such a couch potato,this means that all Laura does is be lazy and does nothing throughout the day.


3.My car has been toed,this means that Daniel placed his toe onto his car.


4.Pretty ugly,awfully beautiful,seriously funny clearly misunderstood,and terribly cool , which all mean the second word of each phrase.


5.Mark and Emily thought that this would be the most wonderful and spectacular day of them all not to mention happy.They arrived at the venue just to discover it was pouring rain,this means that Mark and Emily planned to have a perfect wedding day, but the complete opposite happened.