Figurative Language

172 Hours By: Johan Hardstad

Simile, Found on Page One

" The name NASA was on its way to becoming as well known around the globe as Coca- Cola"(Hardstad 1). This is a simile. A simile is a comparison using like or as.

Metaphor, Found on Page 21

"She was fifty, had a mustache, had been teaching since the dawn of time"(Harstad 21).

this is a metaphor. A metaphor is a comparison that DOESN'T use like or as.

Simile, Found on Page 71

"All they could do was sign were the man pointed his well manicured finger , over and over again until he seemed satisfied, smiled, and bowed deeply before thanking them and leaving, just as quietly and emotionlessly as he had arrived"(Hardstad 71). This is a simile. It is comparing the way he walked in to the way he walked out

Allusion, Found on Page 1

" The name NASA was on its way to becoming as well known around the globe as Coca- Cola"(Hardstad 1). This is an allusion. It is alluding to the Coca-Cola product in the real world and it's popularity.

Allusion, Found on Page 88

"She didn't even notice that her father had bought a ridiculous t-shirt that read fly me to the moon"(Hardstad 88). This is an allusion to the Frank Sinatra song.
Figurative Language Examples in Songs: Part 1