Figurative Language

By:Whitney Beal


A simile is when you compare two unlike things using like or as.


A metaphor is when you compare two things with using the words like or as.


Alliteration is when you got the same sound at the beginning of every word.


    The words have to be close enough together for the repetition to be noticeable. Tongue twisters often use a combination of alliteration repetition of same beginning consonant sound and two different forms of assonance-or the repetition of two different vowel sounds.


Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally


A onomatopoeia is when there is a sound


Is a phrase or a fixed expression that has a figurative, or sometimes literal, meaning. An idiom's figurative meaning is different from the literal meaning.


situational-a state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often amusing as a result.
verbal-the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.
dramatic-a literary technique, originally used in Greek tragedy, by which the full significance of a character's words or actions are clear to the audience or reader although unknown to the character


    Personification is a figure of speech where human qualities are given to animals, objects or ideas. In the arts, personification means representing a non-human thing as if it were human.


Visually descriptive or figurative language, especially in a literary work.