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Figurative Language Review

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Lara Edge

on 9 October 2014

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Figurative Language Review
Definition:
Comparing 2 things using the words "like" or "as"

Example:
Peggy ran
as
fast
as
a cheetah to catch the bus on time.
Imagery
Simile
Definition:
Describing something using your sense
of sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell.

Example:
The
brown
,
rough
sand felt
gritty
between
my toes as I walked down the beach.
Definition:
Comparing 2 things using the words "is", "are", or "was"

Example:
Frank
was
a tornado as he passed through the living room.
Personification
Definition:
To give something that is not human, human characteristics

Example:
The dishes
danced
on the shelf during the earthquake.
Alliteration
Definition:
The repetition of the first consonant (not a vowel) in a group of words

Example: The
coin clunked
as it fell down the money slot.



Hyperbole
Definition:
When the author uses an exaggeration to make a point


Example: I told my brother a
million times
that I would be home at 8:00.
Metaphor
Definition:
Phrases that people use to not make sense literally, but they have an underlying meaning


Example:
Don't cry over spilt milk.
It's raining cats and dogs.
Onomatopoeia
Definition:
Words that are sounds


Example:
CRACK
SNAP
POP
Idioms
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