Figurative Language

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Figurative Language

Figurative language includes many things: Idiom, Simile, Metaphor, Connotation, Mood, Tone, Alliteration, Hyperbole, Onomatopoeia, Personification, Symbolic, Irony, and Imagery. These are all forms of Figurative language used in books, songs, and more.


Visually descriptive or figurative language, especially in a literary work

Examples of Figurative Language


By: Taylor Swifts


Loving him is LIKE trying to change your mind

LIKE the colors of autumn

Forgetting him wad LIKE trying the know somebody you've never met before

Touching him is LIKE realizing all you've ever wanted was right there in front of you

Memorizing him was AS EASY AS knowing all the words to your old favorite song

Fighting with him was LIKE trying to solve a crossword and realizing there's no right answer

Regretting him was LIKE wishing you never found out love could be so strong

Love was LIKE driving a new Maserati down a dead end street


Losing him was blue

Missing him was dark gray

Loving him was red


Blue = sadness and hurt

Dark gray = depression

Red = happiness, contentment, pleasure, gladness, cheerfulness, glee, bliss, delight, eagerness, anticipation, enthusiasm, joy, excitement, interest, and last, but not least LOVE


Faster than the wind


We're burning red


Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you've never met


Never known and all alone


Known, Alone, and Head, red