Figurative language

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A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two things through some connective word, usually being "like", "as", "than", or a verb.


A metaphor is a figure of speech that describes a subject by asserting that it is, on some point of comparison, the same as another otherwise unrelated object.


In writing, personification means giving an inanimate (non-living) object human traits and qualities, such as emotions, desires, sensations, physical gestures and speech.


Hyperbole is the use of exaggeration as a rhetoric device or figure of speech It may be used to evoke strong feelings or to create a strong impression, but is not meant to be taken literally.


Alliteration is the repetition of a particular sound in the prominent lift (or stressed syllables) of a series of words or phrases.