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Anna Pasciuta and Dylan Payne 9/19/11. Figurative Language. S imile. Definition: using like or as to compare two things Example: He is as dumb as a post. Metaphor. Definition: compare two things without using like or as; something is something else

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s imile
Simile

Definition:

using like or as to compare two things

Example:

He is as dumb as a post.

metaphor
Metaphor

Definition:

compare two things without using like or as; something is something else

Example:

My hair is softer than my fuzzy blanket.

onomatopoeia
Onomatopoeia

Definition:

sound word

Example:

The chickens were clucking when I went in the barn to feed them.

alliteration
Alliteration

Definition:

repetition of beginning sound

Example:

The dog did a dance on the desk!

personification
Personification

Definition:

giving human qualities to something not human

Example:

The trees did a dance in the wind as people jogged by them.

idiom
Idiom

Definition:

a well known expression that does not mean what is says

Example:

I was so thirsty I could have drunk an entire river.

practice questions
Practice Questions
  • Your as funny as a clown.
  • The chair fell, and made a big bang!
  • You walk slower than my grandma.
  • The clouds cried because she had a thorn in her foot.
  • Silly Sally sells salad by the seashore.
  • My bookbag weighs more than I do.

7. My pillow is a fluffy cloud when I go to sleep at night.

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