Figures of Speech

Jada Carney Dr.Braggs

Figures of Speech

A figure of speech is a word or phrase that has a meaning something different than its literal meaning. It can be a metaphor or simile that is designed to further explain a concept. Or, it can be a different way of pronouncing a word or phrase such as with alliteration to give further meaning or a different sound.

There are Seven Different Types of Personification

Simile-a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind.

Metaphor-a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.

Personification-An imaginary person or figure conceived precieved to represent someone or an attraction.

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

Onomatopoeia-the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named.

Hyperbole-exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally

Idiom-a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words.