Figurative Language

Brian Vidal

Simile

Compares two objects and uses or as.


Example Karina's shirt is as pink as a babies cheek.

Metaphor

Compares two things and use is and are.


Example Javier is an ox.

Imagery

Use words to paint a picture.


Example The lady put plump, glossy, red, grapes into her mouth.

Idiom

A saying


Example Don,t let the cat out of the bag you are on thin ice

Onomatopoeia

Words that are sounds.


Example The fly buzz around Mr. Arizas sandwich.

Personification

Give human qualities to non human objects.


Example The pencil is so stingy with lead.

Hyperbole

An exaggeration


Example The giraffe peaked over the clouds