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Learning Figurative Language


Similes use these words such as like or as

a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid


is a figure of speech which makes an implicit, implied or hidden comparison between two things that are unrelated but share some common characteristics. In other words, a resemblance of two contradictory or different objects is made based on a single or some common characteristics.


is a stylistic literary device identified by the repeated sound of the first consonant in a series of multiple words, or the repetition of the same sounds of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables of a phrase.


is the repetition of vowel sounds to create internal rhyming within phrases or sentences, and together with alliteration and consonance serves as one of the building blocks of verse. Assonance does not have to be a rhyme; the identity of which depends merely on sequence of both vowel and consonant sounds.


is an extreme exaggeration used to make a point. It is like the opposite of β€œunderstatement.” It is from a Greek word meaning β€œexcess.” Hyperboles can be found in literature and oral communication.


the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named. The use of onomatopoeia for rhetorical effect.


is a phrase or a fixed expression that has a figurative, or sometimes literal, meaning. An idiom's figurative meaning is different from the literal meaning.


the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.

Situational Ironys

is a literary device that you can easily identify in literary works. Simply, it occurs when incongruity appears between expectations of something to happen, and what actually happens instead.

Verbal Ironys

is a figure of speech. The speaker intends to be understood as meaning something that contrasts with the literal or usual meaning of what he says.

Dramatic Ironys

the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect. a literary technique, originally used in Greek tragedy, by which the full significance of a character's words or actions are clear to the audience or reader although unknown to the character.


is a figure of speech where human qualities are given to animals, objects or ideas. In the arts, personification means representing a non-human thing as if it were human.


Visually descriptive or figurative language, especially in a literary work. Visual images collectively. Visual symbolism.
Flocabulary - Figurative Language
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These videos tell you about all of the types of Figurative Language.β¬†οΈŽβ˜οΈŽβ₯‰

When Figurative Language Was Invented

by Grindon, Leo H. (Leo Hartley), 1818-1904

From 1818 and now its 198 years old

From 1904 and now its 112 years old

Questions 1-2 Q1

The kid was bright as the sun.

What type of figurative language is this?





The man when tumbling down the house boom crack smack

What type of figurative language is this