Figurative Language

Allusion, Pun, Irony, Oxymoron, Cliche


Defintion- Any reference to a famous person of events in a lifetime for literature.

Example- Emma's half court shot was smoother than Stephen Curry's.


Definition-A variety of a usually humorous play on words involving multiple meanings of an expression or two expressions that sound familiar.

Example- Frog Parking Only- All Others Will Be Toad


Definition- The use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning.

Example- SHCOOL : School isn't really that cool


Definition- A figure of speech by which a locution produces an incongruous, seemingly self-contradictory effect.

Example- Awfully Nice


Definition- Expressing a popular or common thought or idea, that has lost originality, ingenuity, and implied by over use.

Example- Break A Leg

Short Story

It was a Sunday morning and I had a basketball game at 8 AM. I got out of bed, ate breakfest, and brushed my teeth. My mom said awfully nice,"Break a leg today, Emma."

I asked my mom where my game was, and she told me it was at New Knoxville School. We hopped into the car and on the road by the school it said, "SHCOOL." I was thinking to myself, that school isn't really cool. The school is by a pond so on the parking lot sign it said, "Frog Parking Only- All Others Will Be Toad." I went into the school and practiced before my game. Then it was time to get on the court, for tip off. During my game we were losing by 3 points. At 5 seconds left into my game, Ella gave me an amazing pass, and I took a half court shot. The shot was smoother than Stephen Curry's.