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7 Types of Figurative Language

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Zoe Thoman

on 20 November 2013

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7 Types of Figurative Language
Simile
definition: use like or as to compare two unlike things

example: the drums were as loud as a fireworks display
Metaphor
definition: describe one thing as if it were something else

example: her eyes were saucers, wide with expectation
Idiom
definition: a phrase or expression that cannot be understood by the meaning of its separate words
example: break a leg
Personification
definition: gives human qualities to something nonhuman

example: the clarinets sang
Hyperbole
definition: an exaggerated statement used to heighten effect

example: I called you like a thousand times!
Alliteration
definition: the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginnings of words

example: silly socks
Onomatopoeia
definition: the use of words that imitate sounds

example: zap, pow, crack, boom
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