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Figurative Language 3.14.13

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Becky Crawford

on 22 February 2014

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Transcript of Figurative Language 3.14.13

Figurative Language
Simile
[compares two different things]
Uses the words "like" and "as"
For example:
Her eyes shone LIKE the sun.
Metaphor
[compares two different things]
does NOT use the words "like" or "as"
For example:
After it rained, the road was a river.
Personification
[gives human characteristics to non-human objects]
For example:
The stars danced playfully in the moonlit sky.
Hyperbole
[an exaggeration]
For example:
I have a ton of homework.
Idiom
[an expression that means something other than the literal meaning of the words]
For example:
Don't spill the beans!
Alliteration
[the repetition of the same consonant sound at the beginning of a word]
For example:
Sally sells sea shells by the sea shore
Onomatopoeia
[a word that imitates the sound it is associated with]
For example:
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