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What is figurative language?

Figurative language is saying something other than what is literally meant for effect. Figurative devices are metaphor, simile, symbol, metonymy, synecdoche, hyperbole, litotes, personification, apostrophe, verbal irony/sarcasm, and there are more. Imagery is yes, language that appeals to the five senses.


A metaphor is a figure of speech that identifies something as being the same as some unrelated thing for rhetorical effect, thus highlighting the similarities between the two.


a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid (e.g., as brave as a lion, crazy like a fox ).


s a figure of speech where human qualities are given to animals, objects or ideas. It is the opposite of a metaphor but is very similar. In the arts, personification means representing a non-human thing as if it were human.