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Figurative Language

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Danielle Ludwick

on 22 February 2017

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Figurative Language
Danielle Ludwick
What is Figurative Language?
Figurative language expresses an idea that goes beyond the actual meaning of words.

Type of figurative language:
Alliteration
Hyperbole
Idiom
Irony
Metaphor
Onomatopoeia
Personification
Puns
Simile
Oxymoron
Alliteration
Alliteration repeated consonant sounds at the beginning of several words in a phrase.
Examples:
1. Round and round she ran until she realized she was running round and round.
2. The baron was busy as a bee.
3. Lazy lizards lying like lumps.
Hyperbole
An exaggeration
Examples:
1. It was so cold I saw polar bears wearing jackets.
2. She is as thin as a toothpick.
3. I am so hungry I could eat a horse.
Idiom
An expression that cannot be understood from the individual
meanings of its element
1. Sick as a dog
2. A chip on your shoulder
3. Rub someone the wrong way

Irony
The opposite of what is meant.
1. A man looked out of the window to see the storm intensify. He turned to his friend and said “wonderful weather we’re having!”
2. As pleasant as a tooth canal.
3. As sunny as a winter day in Alaska.
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