Figurative Language

Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper


“Maybe I'm not so different from everyone else after all. It's like somebody gave me a puzzle, but I don't have the box with the picture on it. So I don't know what the final thing is supposed to look like. I'm not even sure if I have all the pieces.”

A simile is a comparison of two unlike things using the words "like" or "as".


“Dad also has the loudest, stinkiest farts in creation."

A hyperbole is an extreme exaggeration of an action or subject.


“Look at that amazing display of sparkle! And feel that wind? It's trying to tickle your toes."