Figurative Language

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simile – A simile is when you say that something – a person or place, animal or thing – is LIKE something else. A simile always uses the word ‘as’ or ‘like’. Examples: “as happy as a clam”, “as snug as a bug in a rug”, “They fought like cats and dogs”

metaphor – Metaphor is when you use two nouns and compare or contrast them to one another. Unlike simile, you don’t use “like” or “as” in the comparison. Examples – “He is the shinning star of the school”, “She has the heart of a lion”, “He has a heart of stone”

idiom – A set expression of two or more words that means something other than the literal meanings of its individual words. Examples – “Break a leg”, “To kick the bucket”, “To bark up the wrong tree”

hyperbole – Hyperbole is simply the use of over-exaggeration for the purpose of creating emphasis or being humorous, but it is not intended to be taken literally. Examples – “It is going to take a bazillion years to get through Medical School.”, “I have a million things to do today.”, “I am so tired I could sleep for a year.”

alliteration – Alliteration is a literary device that repeats a speech sound in a sequence of words that are close to each other. Examples – “Alice’s aunt ate apples and acorns around august.”, “Fred’s friends fried Fritos for Friday’s food.”, “Carries cat clawed her couch, creating chaos.”


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