Figurative language

By Edward

Simile

Compare two objects using like or as.


My jacket is as red as Rudolf the Reindeer's nose.

Metaphor

Compare two unlike things directly, without using like or as.


My dad is an ox.

Hyperbole

Over exaggeration.


It is so cold to day it could freeze the world.

Onomatopoeia

Words that are sounds.


When my plate fell it made a cladder.

Personitfication

Give human qualities to non human objects.


My pencil is so stingy with lead.

Imagery

Use words to paint a picture (use adjectives)


I bit a plump, glossy, red, apple.

Iddiom

A saying.


My friend is on thin ice.