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Figurative Language Review

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Brenda Mair

on 26 October 2017

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Figurative Language Review Simile: A direct comparison between two unalike things using "like" or "as." The flooding river was like an angry dragon.
Sherry was red as a strawberry with her sunburn.
She walked into her new school like a timid mouse. Metaphor: An implied comparison between two unalike things WITHOUT using “like” or “as.” You are what you eat.
Alice and her sisters are peas in a pod.
No man is an island. Personification: Giving a non-human thing human thoughts, abilities, actions, or emotions. The tornado pranced across the field and wiped away everything in its path.
Coffee is the thief of sleep.
The volcano listened to the rumbles beneath its surface. Symbolism: When an image, object, place, person, or idea represents something else. Black is used to represent death or evil.
A ladder can represent the relationship between heaven and earth.
Violets represent shyness.
Hyperbole: Over-exaggerating to emphasize or to make a point. I am so hungry I could eat a horse.
I nearly died laughing.
My best friend is so forgetful, I sometimes have to remind her what her name is! And now, a new type of Figurative Language . . . Allusion: A reference within a literary work to another work of fiction, a film, a person, or a real event.
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