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By:Niya Burton. Figurative Language. Simile . Example: My cousins breath smells so bad in the morning it like a naked demon walking in his mouth. Comparison of two things using “like” or “as”. Metaphor. Example: Joe’s closet is a mall.

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By niya burton

By:Niya Burton

Figurative Language


Simile
Simile

Example: My cousins breath smells so bad in the morning it like a naked demon walking in his mouth.

Comparison of two things using “like” or “as”


Metaphor
Metaphor

Example: Joe’s closet is a mall.

Two things are compared without using “like” or “as”.


Personification
Personification

Example: The flower danced in the wind.

Given human traits to objects or ideas.


Onomatopoeia
Onomatopoeia

Example: The cows “mooed” and the chicken “clucked” all night.

Words that represent the actual sound of something are words of onomatopoeia.


Hyperbole
Hyperbole

Example: “The time goes by fastthat we never even seen it coming.”

Exaggeration to show strong feeling or effect.


Understatement
Understatement

“I’ll be back in a second.”

Expression with less strength than expected

The opposite of hyperbole.


Alliteration
Alliteration

“Fred friends fried Fritos for Friday’s food.”

The repetition of the first constant sound in words, as on the nursery rhyme.


Idioms
Idioms

“The bugs on the sealing is like hale falling.”

Expression that don’t mean exactly what they say.


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