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Poetry. Figurative Language. Figurative Language. Figurative language: a technique poets (and others) use to create strong imagery. Figurative language conveys meaning beyond the literal meaning of the words. Simile.

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poetry

Poetry

Figurative Language

figurative language
Figurative Language
  • Figurative language: a technique poets (and others) use to create strong imagery.
  • Figurative language conveys meaning beyond the literal meaning of the words.
simile
Simile
  • Simile: a type of figurative language in which two seemingly unlike things are compared using like or as.
    • Payday loans are like a blight on one's financial soul.
    • Her hands are as cold as ice!
metaphor
Metaphor
  • Metaphor: a type of figurative language that directly compares two unlike objects.
    • During the day it was a thunderous surge of cars, a great insect rustling.
    • My neighbor’s dog is a beast!
personification
Personification
  • Personification: a type of figurative language in which animals, inanimate objects, or ideas are given human qualities.
    • The wind howled its disapproval as we opened the front door.
    • “That was a stubborn piece of meat!” said the unhappy student after lunch.