Figurative Language

Definition

Figurative Language is the opposite of Literal Language. When someone is saying Figurative Language you do not take it Literally.

Idioms

An Idiom is something that does not mean what it says. You have to figure it out to know the meaning.

The cat got his tongue

Alliteration

Alliteration is where all the words in the sentence all begin with the same letter.

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers

Similes and Metaphors

Similes and Metaphors are very similar. Similes compare two things using 'like' or 'as'.

My dog is as smelly as dirty socks

But metaphors are comparing two things WITHOUT using 'like' or 'as'

Her laughter is a gentle song

Onomatopoeia

Onomatopoeia are words that mean a sound

Crunch! Bang! Whizz! Pow!

Hyperboles

Hyperboles are when you exaggerate.

If I get this multiplication problem wrong, The earth will open up a big hole and an evil hand will grab me and suck me into the darkness.

Personification

Personification is when you give human traits to non-human things

When I reached out my hand to grab the pizza, it ran away at 345674653463.7km/h

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