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6 types of figuative language

Idioms, Alliterations, Similes, Metaphors, Hyperbole, Personification, Onomatopoeia
by

Cecilia Guerrero

on 16 January 2014

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Transcript of 6 types of figuative language

7 Types of Figurative Language
3. Personification
6. Alliteration
the
repetition
of
constant sounds
at the
beginning

or

middle
of words
1. Simile
comparison of two
unlike
things using "
like
" or "
as
"
2. Metaphor
comparison of two
unlike
things without using the words "
like
" or "
as
"
4. Hyperbole
an
extreme

exaggeration
5. Onomatopoeia
a word that
represents
a
sound
Examples:
* He was
as

sly

as
a
fox
.
* She was
as
cool
as
a cucumber.
* He was fast
like
a Cheetah.
* His eyes were blue
like
the ocean.
Examples:
* He is a quiet mouse.
* Her hair is silk.
* Life is a roller coaster.
* The snow is a white blanket.
giving human
qualities/abilities
to
non human things
Examples:
* The
stars

danced
in the sky.
* Her
life

passed
her by.
* The
ocean

danced
in the moonlight.
* The
funeral

raced
by me in a blur.
Examples:
* I have a ton of work to do.
* My parents are going to kill me.
* It's so fluffy I'm gonna die!
* His brain is the size of a pea.
Examples:
* BANG!
* WHACK!
* BOOM!
* POW!
Examples:
*
T
immy
T
urner
t
ies
t
aquitos
t
o
t
ire
t
rucks.
*
M
ommy
m
ade
m
e eat my
M
&
M
'S.
*
P
eter
P
iper
p
icked a
p
eck of
p
ickled
p
e
pp
ers.
*
A
lex
A
lligator enjoys the
a
ntics of
a
crobatic
a
nts holding
a
pricots.
7. Idiom
an
expression
that has
come to mean something other than
it's literal
definition
.
Examples:
*
"It's raining cats and dogs!"
Means very loud and noisy rain storm
*
"Jump the gun."
Means to be doing something early
*
"Sick as a dog."
Means you are very ill
*
"An arm and a leg"
Means very expensive, a large amount of money
By: Cecilia Guerrero
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