What Figurative Language ?

Made By : Emily Williams

Simile

*Definition : a figure of speech using the comparison of one thing with another, using like or as. *Text Example : ''...about how like a lemon was.'' *Example : The girl looked like a flower, as her hair flowed in the wind.

Metaphor

* Definition : a figure of speech using the comparison of one thing with another, WITHOUT using like or as . *Text Example : ''...they were remembering gold or a yellow crayon or a coin large enough to buy the world.'' *Example : The catcher on the softball team was a log behind the diamond the whole game.

Personification

*Definition : is to give human traits to something non-human *Text Example : ''It showed its face to the stunned world.'' *Example : The rock glared at me with its shinny eyes.

Hyperbole

*Definition : a exaggeration or overstatement used for effect. *Text Example : ''A thousand had been crushed under the rain ... a thousand times to be crushed again.'' *Example : I'm so tired i could sleep for days.

Alliteration

*Definition : a repeated consonant or vowel sound at the beginning of words *Text Example : ''... clustering up great arms of fleshlike weed, wavering, flowering in this brief spring.'' *Example : “Up the aisle, the moans and screams merged with the sickening smell of woolen black clothes worn in summer weather and green leaves wilting over yellow flowers." From Maya Angelou’s “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”

Onomatopoeia

* Definition : a written resemblance of a sound *Text Example : ''A boom of thunder startled them and like leaves before a new hurricane...'' *Example : The plant pot came crashing down with a loud ''BOOM!''