Figurative Language

Similes,Metaphors,Personification,Hyperbole,and Alliteration


Definition: a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid and uses like or as

Example: Could Gale and I have been eating blackberries only this morning? It seems like a lifetime ago


Definition: a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to anobject or action to which it is not literally applicable. Doesn't use like or as

Example: The woods became our savior


Definition: the attribution of a personal nature or humancharacteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.

Example: We traveled home under an angry sky


Definition: exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.

Example: Attendance is mandatory unless you are on death's door


Definition: the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.

Aliteration: My finger stretch out, seeking Prim's warmth but finding only the rough canvas cover of the mattress.