Figurative Language

Similes,Metaphors,Personification,Hyperbole,and Alliteration

Simile

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

Metaphor

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



Personification

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




Hyperbole

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


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

Alliteration

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.