Figures of Speech

From the book Marley and Me

"Jenny didn't exactly have a green thumb."

Idiom- An expression common to a particular language that means something different from the literal meaning

Figures of Speech Song

"Her body was sending her strange messages."

Personification- Giving human like qualities to a non living thing.

" Children were They were helpless and fragile and looked like they would break easily if dropped."

Simile- a comparison using like or as.

" The place has the feel of an army field barracks."

Metaphor. A comparison without using like or as.

" What ever floats your boat, honey,"

Cliche- a saying or expression that is over used.