Figurative Language

Hayden Waller English 1-7

Simile: is a figure of language that compares one thing to another using like or as.

Example: "Its like a black moist violet." The Most Dangerous Game.


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Metaphor: is a figure of speech that compares one subject to another.

Example: from The Most Dangerous Game I'm still a beast at bay...


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Personification: is a figure of speech that gives an inanimate object the characteristics of a human

Example: from the Most Dangerous Game " Well done Burmese tiger trap claimed one of my best dogs"


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Hyperbole: is a figure of language device that exaggerates the truth, but isn't meant to be taken literally

Example form the Scarlet Ibis "Doodle was just about the craziest brother ever."


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Alliteration: is a figurative language device that occurs when the same sound or letter appears when at the front of each word in a sentence.

Example: from The Hunger Games Prim's face is as fresh as a raindrop


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