Figurative Language

By Alfredo Lerma

simile

Compares two objects and uses like or as.


Karina's pink shirt was as pink as a babies cheeks.

Metaphor

Compares two things and uses is and are.


Javier is an ox.

Hyperbole

Over exaggeration.


The giraffe peaked over the clouds.

Onomatopoeia

Words that are sounds.


Buzz Boom ! Zoom.


The fly buzzed around Mr. Araizas

Imagery

Use words to paint a picture (use additives)


The lady put plump glossy red grapes in her mouth.

Personitcation

Give human qualities to nonhuman objects.


The pencil is so stingy with lead.

Idiom

A saying .


Don't let the cats out the bag.

Spilled the beans.

You are on ice.