Figurative language

By: Brett Hicks

Metaphor

Definition: Compares two unlike things.



Example: "The sea was as flat as a plate-glass window." From The Most Dangerous Games



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Personification

Definition: Gives human characteristics to something nonhuman.



Example: "In May and June there was no rain and the crops withered, curled up, then died under the thirsty sun." From ''The Scarlet Ibis''

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Hyperbole

Definition: It exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.


Example: ''But the money was slowly running out and we were starving to death.'' From The Hunger Games.


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Alliteration

Definition: The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words.



Example: ''I noticed him, a boy with blonde hair peering out from behind his mothers back.'' From The Hunger Games.

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Simile

Definition: a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing using like or as.



Example: "Giant rocks with razor edges crouch like a sea monster with wide open jaws." From ''The Most Dangerous Game''

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Taylor Swift song.. ''Mean''

She uses a simile. The first sentence is ''You, with your words like knifes and swords and weapons that you use against me.''