Figurative Language

Figurative Language Top 10

simile a comparison between two seemingly unlike things using like or as. metaphor a figure of speech comparing to unlike things without using like or as personification A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes imagery Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, […]

Figurative Language

He hardly heard her when she yelped. Tip: Repeats consonant sound Tip : Repeats the first letter consonant sound Answer: Alliteration The mountain glared down on the lonely valley below. Tip: makes something not human seem human Tip: It is not a person but seems like one Answer: Personification The homebuilder was homeless when he […]

"I SHAMPOO" Figurative Language

figurative language Language where You DON’T say exactly what you mean, comparing, exaggerating, and understating the situation to make the writing more exciting. idiom a phrase that cannot be taken literally, but its meaning is understood (“Get your head out of the clouds.”), simile comparing two unlike things using the words “like” or “as” (“Susan […]

Among the Hidden: Figurative Language

hyperbole What kind of figurative language is, “The smell of baking bread could fill three counties”? simile What kind of figurative language is, “The timer in the oven went off sounding as loud as a siren”? metaphor What kind of figurative language is, “Real life was outdoors” ? simile What kind of figurative language is, […]

Figurative Language

Dictionary meaning of a word Denotation Emotional meaning of a word Connotation Appeal to the senses Imagery The repetition of a consonant sound AT THE BEGINNING of a word Alliteration The repetition of vowel sounds in a word Assonance The repetition of consonant sounds ANYWHERE throughout the words Consonance Person, place, or thing that represents […]

Figurative Language

Alliteration The repetition of usually initial consonant sounds in two or more neighboring words or syllables. (She sells seashells by the seashore.) Assonance A resemblance of sound in words or syllables. (Holy Moly!) Cliche A word or phrase that has become overly familiar or commonplace. (No pain, no gain) Hyperbole Big exaggeration, usually with humor. […]

Figurative Language Examples – 5th Grade

simile ”As alike as two peas in a pod” simile They ran like greased lightning idiom “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.” alliteration “Betty Boo baked badly burnt cookies.” personification The window sang her mournful songs through the falling leaves. onomatopoeia “Pop!” metaphor Brian was a wall, bouncing every tennis […]

7 types of figurative language

Personification Giving something, nonhuman or an object, human characteristics Hyperbole An exaggeration so dramatic that no one would believe its true Metaphor A statement that is a comparison of two things that are not alike. Alliteration When a set of words uses the same sound or letters repeatedly Simile A comparison of two things that […]

Figurative Language

Simile comparing two things using the words “like” or “as” Metaphor comparing two things saying one thing IS the other Alliteration A group of words that start with the same beginning letter Onomatopoeia Words that imitate sounds Personification using human qualities to describe something that isn’t human Hyperbole an exaggerated statement not meant to be […]

Figurative Language and Smiley-Face Tricks

Simile A simile uses words “like” or “as” to compare one object or idea with another to suggest they are alike. Ex: She is busy as a bee. Metaphor A metaphor states a fact or draws a verbal picture by the use of comparison. Ex: You are what you eat. Personification A figure of speech […]

Figurative Language Definitions/Examples/Pictures

figurative language language used by writers to produce images in readers’ minds and to express ideas in fresh, vivid, and imaginative ways simile a comparison of two things using like or as metaphor a direct comparison of two different things hyperbole extreme exaggeration alliteration repetition of initial consonant sounds personification a type of figurative language […]

SMS – Figurative Language and Sound Devices Examples

Simile His shirt is bright like the sun. Metaphor When she smiles, she lights up the room. Personification The dry flower begged for water. Hyperbole That joke is so old, the last time I heard it I was riding a dinosaur. Metaphor Love is a lemon. It’s either bitter or sweet. Hyperbole I’ve told you […]

Figurative Language

rhetorical device an extraordinary use of language to achieve a certain effect on an audience. “Tricks to catch the reader/listener’s ear.” EXAMPLES: repetitive patterns, onomatopoeia, cadence, rhetorical question rhetorical question one type of rhetorical device; a question asked for an effect, not actually requiring an answer figurative language language that contains figures of speech, such […]

Figurative Language

Simile A comparison of two things that uses the words like or as Ex: Her eyes were like twinkling stars Metaphor A direct comparison between two things without using like or as. Ex: Her eyes were trwinkling stars. Analogy An extened smilie or metaphor that shows how two things are similar in two or more […]

Figurative Language TGG

Turning over in my mind Idiom Conduct may be founded on the hard rock Metaphor With privileged glimpses into the human heart Symbol Some heightened sensitivity to the promises of life, as is he were related to one of those earthquake machines Simile What preyed on Gatsby, what foul dust floated in the wake of […]

Figurative Language

Simile (símil) comparing two unlike things using words such as “like” or “as” Example: They fought like cats and dogs! Personification …, A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes Metaphor comparing two unlike things NOT using words such as “like” or “as” Example: How could […]

Figurative Language – The Outsiders

I just stood there like a bump on a log while they surrounded me. simile Johnny was scared of his own shadow. hyperbole Life was one big joke to Two-bit. metaphor Dallas had a record with the fuzz a mile long. hyperbole Soda attracted girls like honey attracted flies. simile I knew I was as […]

Figurative language examples

simile Your breath looks exactly like a train blowing out big, fat, white puffs of smoke. hyperbole It was about a zillion degrees below zero. simile The boy had a head shaped just like a hambone. metaphor That snake int he grass has his phone off the hook. simile I’d pick him off easy as […]

Figurative Language

SIMILE •a phrase that uses the words like or as to describe someone or something by comparing it with someone or something else that is similar “Cute as a button” is an example of a Simile METAPHOR •a word or phrase for one thing that is used to refer to another thing in order to […]

Figurative Language

Idiom An expression that means something different from the litteral defintion of the words. Idiom Beating around the bush Dramatic Irony When the reader (audience) knows something that the main character doesnt know. Dramatic Irony Romeo kills himself but we know juliet is alive still. Verbal Irony statement said that is oppisite then what is […]

Figurative Language Devices

symbolism the use of a concrete object to suggest something else, often an idea but could be a character or event fresh imagery describing something in a very unique way that no one has ever thought of before/ quite the opposite of a cliche personification gibing human like qualities to something other than a person […]

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