Figurative Language

Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Idiom, Hyperbole


Simile- A comparison of two unlike things using the words like or as.


Metaphor- A comparison of two unlike things by saying that one thing is a dissimliar object or thing


Personification- Giving human qualities to nonhuman things


Idiom- a group of words whose collective meaning is quite different from their individual, literal meaning


Hyperbole- An exaggeration that cannot possibly be true


One time my cousins and I went to the ball diamonds with my mom. When Elizabeth suggested we go we all had smiles a mile wide.(Hyperbole) While we were putting all of our equipment in the trunk we lost a bat and my mom said, " It grew legs and walked away."(Personification)

When we found the bat it was right in front of us and if it were a snake it would have bit us in the face. Then after we found the bat we went to the ball diamonds. While we were getting the equipment out of the trunk my cousin Danny ran to the park. So my mom said, "Why don't you give us a hand."(Idiom)

My cousin and I started throwing a softball and we were working so well together we very rarely droped the ball. We were like two peas in a pod.(Simile)

After practicing for a while we went back to our grandparent's house. When we got there they had food ready. So we washed our hands and got ready for dinner. We were all so hungry we could eat a horse.(Hyperbole) My cousin had three servings of pasta. So I said, "You are such a pig."(Metaphor)