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Figurative Language Review. Simile Metaphor Personification Hyperbole Onomatopoeia Alliteration Repetition Consonance Assonance Internal Rhyme End Rhyme. Simile: a comparison of two unlike things using “like” or “as” Example: the sky was as dark as coal.

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Figurative language review
Figurative Language Review

  • Simile

  • Metaphor

  • Personification

  • Hyperbole

  • Onomatopoeia

  • Alliteration

  • Repetition

  • Consonance

  • Assonance

  • Internal Rhyme

  • End Rhyme


  • Metaphor: a direct comparison

    • Example: the raven is an alarm that crows to mark our death.


  • Personification: or “as” is giving human traits to non-living objects.

    • Example: The raven stretched his wings to hug the night air.

  • Hyperbole: an exaggeration

    • Example: I told you a million times.


  • Alliteration: repetition of the first consonant sound.

    • Example: The raven rummaged through the red cupboard.


  • Assonance: repetition of vowel sounds.

    • Example: The weak flea jumped from the tree to the black raven.


  • Internal Rhyme: or “as” a rhyme that occurs within the same line

    • Example: “Ride all the night through fog-smoke white”

  • End Rhyme: a rhyme that occurs at the end of two or more lines

    • Example: The fog set in. I couldn’t win. It filled my soul. I paid a heavy toll.



  • Simile or “as”

  • Metaphor

  • Personification

  • Hyperbole

  • Onomatopoeia

  • Alliteration

  • Consonance

  • Assonance

  • Internal Rhyme

  • End Rhyme

  • I want to splash in the water.

  • I like bikes and dry ice.

  • Sonya is as nice as the flu.

  • She hikes. He bikes.

  • Can candy cause cavities?

  • The boy is a garbage disposal. He will eat anything.

  • Why must you die?

  • Her hair was waving goodbye.

  • I could die from embarrassment.

  • Paddy’s ducks were lodged in the kennel Luds.


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