Figurative Language

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Simile

Is a figure of speech using like or as.


Example- ''his thick eyebrows and pointed military mustache were as black as the night...''

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Metaphor

Is a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action.



Example- "The sea was as flat as a plate-glass window."

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Personification

Is a figure of speech comparing something nonliving to a living thing.



Example- "The sirens began to wail."

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Hyperbole

A figure of speech used with exaggeration.



Example- "Doodle was just about the craziest brother."

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Alliteration

Alliteration is a term that describes a literary stylistic device.



Example- "Desperately he struck out with strong strokes."

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