Figurative Language

6th period

Simile - A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two things through some connective word, usually being "like", "as"

"as though he were a secret agent"- "Long Walk to Forever"


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
" Twenty feet below him the sea rumbled and hissed."-"The Most Dangerous Game"
Personification-The attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.
"the limbs of the bleeding tree"-"The Scarlet Ibis"
Hyperbole-Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
"hurting me so badly i thought i was crippled for life"-"The Scarlet Ibis"
Alliteration-The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.