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Figurative Language 'tis unique

About figurative language

Joseph Erwin

on 20 September 2012

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Transcript of Figurative Language 'tis unique

Metaphor A comparison between two or more objects using like or as.
For example: He was as tall as a six-foot three-inch tree. Simile A phrase in which its words do very little to describe the object. For example "He kicked the bucket" this means the person has died but it would be difficult to know this from the sentence's words. Idiom A comparison between seemingly unrelated objects.
For example "Eagle is to fly as penguin is to not fly". Analogy Figurative Language A descriptive term that can not be literally applied to something. For example "Time is a thief" time is obviously not a thief, this simply means that time passes by quickly. You may all clap now.
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