Figurative Language

It's all around us!

What is it?

Figurative language is language that uses words or expressions with a meaning that is different from the literal interpretation. When a writer uses literal language, he or she is simply stating the facts as they are.
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Flocabulary - Figurative Language
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Who uses it?

  • Writers often use figurative language to add color and vitality to their stories. It helps readers visualize what is happening in the story.
  • Song writers also use figurative language in their music.


Figurative Language in Popular Songs

Figurative Language in Music