Figurative Language

Kaegan Shoemake English 1-4

Simile

a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing of a different kind


Ex: "Could Gale and I have been eating blackberries only this morning? It seems like a lifetime ago. Like a long dream that deteriorated."

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Metaphor

a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.


Ex: "There is within me... a knot of cruelty born by the stream of love"

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Personification

the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.


"With both of us hunting daily, there are still nights when games has to be swapped for lard or shoelaces or wool, still nights when we go to bed with our stomachs growling."

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Hyperbole

A figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis or effect


"Aunt Nicey said after so much talk if we produce anything less tremendous than the Resurrection she was going to be disappointed."

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Alliteration

he occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words


"I noticed him, a boy with blond hair peering out from behind his mother's back."

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