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Figurative Language

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Hai-Chin Bentley

on 21 September 2016

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Transcript of Figurative Language

Figurative Language
Alliteration, Personification, Onomatopoeia, Hyperbole
Idiom-having a meaning that cannot be derived from the connected meanings of its elements.
Simile-uses the words “like” or “as” to compare one object or idea with another to suggest they are alike.
Metaphor-comparing 2 objects or ideas with another.
Cliches-an expression that has been used so often that it has become trite and sometimes boring.
Assonance-repeating vowel sounds.
Consonance-repeating consonant sounds at the middle or end of words.
Example: I dropped the locket in the thick mud.
Figurative Language
Alliteration Personification Onomatopoeia Hyperbole
Time will tell: This means that something will revealed or become clear over time
In the nick of time: This means something happened just in time
Lost track of time: This means you stopped paying attention to the time or to how long something was taking
Lasted an eternity: This refers to something that lasts for a very long time (or that feels like it does)
A matter of time: This refers to something that will eventually happen or eventually become clear
A waste of time: This refers to something that was silly or not valuable to do
Rushed for time: This means you do not have sufficient time to do something
In a jiffy: This means something will happen soon
The time of my life: This refers to a really great time
At the speed of light: This means something done very quickly.
Cliche-an expression that has been used so often that it has become trite and sometimes boring.
Alliteration and Assonance.
Hyperbole-an exaggeration.
Cliches by Matthew West
Alliteration-repeating consonant sounds at the beginning of words.
Alliteration and Assonance.
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