Figuritve Language

Lorissa Espino

Similie

Definition: A figure of speech that uses like or as to compare two seemingly unlike things.


"The Scarlet Ibis"

"White marquisette curtains billowed out in the afternoon see breeze, rustling like palmetto fronds."

Metaphor

Definition: A figure of speech that compares or equates 2 seemingly unlike things.


"The Scarlet Ibis"

"We'd bedeck ourselves with our handiwork and loll about thus beautified, beyond the touch of the everyday world."

Personification

A figure of speech in which an animal, an object , a force of nature,or and idea is given human form or characteristics.


"The Scarlet Ibis"

"...ferns unfurled and birds broke into a song."

Hyperbole

Definition: A figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor.

" The Scarlet Ibis"
It was in the clove of seasons, summer was dead but autumn had not yet been born, that the ibis lit in the bleeding tree.



Alliteration

Definition: The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginnings of non rhyming words or syllables in neighboring words.


" The Scarlet Ibis"


" Bring the bird book."