Figurative Language

Study sheet


Simile- a simile is a statement using like or as

Metaphor- a metaphor is a statement comparing to another not using like or as

Alliteration- a Alliteration is the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.

Assonance- in poetry, the repetition of the sound of a vowel or diphthong in non rhyming stressed syllables near enough to each other for the echo to be discernible

Hyperbole- exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.

Onomatopoeia- the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named

Idiom- a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words

Irony- situational, verbal, and dramatic


Imagery- To think up in your head of whats happening


I sleep like a dog, this simile is saying that you sleep deeply. The word like, is comparing how you sleep, and a dog sleeps deeply.
Situational irony: The opposite of what you think - Christopher Warner