Figurative Langauge

Rebecca Rempel

Simile

Definition: Comparing two unlike things.


Ex. Prim's face is as fresh as a raindrop.

Metaphor

Definition: a term or phrase that is not to be taken literally.


Ex. My little sister, Prim, curled up on her side, cocooned in my mother's body.

Personification

Definition: giving human or animal characteristics to something.


Ex. The station was swarming with reporters with their insect like cameras.

Hyperbole

Definition: obvious and intentional exaggeration


Ex. When I was younger, I scared my mother to death.

Alliteration

Definition: a sentence that the same letter starts almost every word.


Ex. Taken the tesserae.

Figurative Language Song

The song is Cowboy Casanova by Carrie Underwood "He looks like a cool drink of water but he's candy-coated misery." "That boy is like a disease." " He's like a curse, he's like a drug." "You wanna get out but he's holding you down, cause you can't live without one more touch."