Figurative language

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Simile

Definition:

A simile is a phrase comparing two things using like or as

Example:

John runs as fast as lighting

Idioms

Definition:

An idiom is a way of saying something on a different way, but you cannot change an idiom.

Example:

Actions speak louder than words, that means that What you do is more powerful than speaking

Alliterations

Definition:


A phrase that has the same letter for all the words of the phrase, but you can use connecting words like are, on, the etc.

Example: My mum makes me mash my mini MNMs on a Monday morning

Metaphor

Definitions:

A phrase that uses are, was, is and were.

Example:

She is a walking dictionary

Onomatopoeia

Definition:

An Onomatopoeia is is any sound you can make.

Examples:

moo, ding, crunch etc.

Hyperbole

Definition:

A phrase that is exaggerated.

Example:

I could sleep until I died

Personification

Definition:

Giving object human characteristics

Example:

The ice-cream was slowly dying

Figurative Language and other literary devices