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TYPES OF FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE

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Julie Treadwell

on 13 January 2014

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TYPES OF FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE
BY: Serena S. Lowe 11.20.2013

SIMILE
DEFINITION: Use "like" or "as" to compare two unlike things.

EXAMPLE: "He sings as beautiful as a bird."
METAPHOR
DEFINITION: Describe one thing as if it were something else.

EXAMPLE: "He's drowning in his paperwork."
IDIOM
DEFINITION: An expression or phrase that cannot be understood by the meaning of it's separate words.
EXAMPLE: "Don't let him get your goat."
PERSONIFICATION
DEFINITION: Gives human qualities to something nonhuman.

EXAMPLE: Dog With a Blog-Stan (the dog):"TYLER!!"
HYPERBOLE
DEFINITION: An exaggerated statement used to heighten effect.

EXAMPLE: "She's faster than the speed of light."
ALLITERATION
DEFINITION: The repetition of constant sounds at the beginning of words.

EXAMPLE: "How much stuff can u stuff in a stuffie till your stuffies stuffed enough stuff?" -Commercial

ONOMATOPOEIA
DEFINITION: The use of words that imitate sounds.
EXAMPLE: "BOOM!"
IMAGERY
DEFINITION: See images.

EXAMPLE: "The sun reaches down to touch the bright orange horizon."
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