Figurative Language

Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Hyperbole, Alliteration

Simile

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.



Example :"Could Gale and I have been eating blackberries only this morning? It seems like a lifetime ago. Like a long dream that deteriorated into a nightmare."

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Metaphor

A metaphor is a comparison of two unlike objects without using like or as.



Example : "The woods became our saviour".




Personification

The attribution of a personal nature of human characteristics to something nonhuman , or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.


Example :"The sun will dry them soon enough" "Needling me, at the very back of my mind, is the obvious"


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Hyperbole

exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally .



Example : "The sun will dry them soon enough" "Needling me, at the very back of my mind, is the obvious"



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Alliteration

the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.



Example :'seeking Prim's warmth but finding only the rough canvas cover of the mattress'.


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