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Figurative Language. September 19, 2011 Courtney Ayers and Caroline Jubb. Simile. Simile-using like or as to compare 2 things Example- My dog is as big as a horse . Metaphor. Metaphor-comparing 2 things without using like or as; something is something else

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figurative language

Figurative Language

September 19, 2011

Courtney Ayers andCaroline Jubb

simile
Simile

Simile-using like or as to compare 2 things

Example- My dog is as big as a horse.

metaphor
Metaphor

Metaphor-comparing 2 things without using like or as; something is something else

Example- He is a drifter, working wherever he can find work.

hyperbole
Hyperbole

Hyperbole- using exaggeration to make a point

Example- The man can run so fast he is able to run across the Pacific Ocean in 5 minutes.

onomatopoeia
Onomatopoeia

Onomatopoeia-sound word

Examples- I went outside and a frog went “Ribbit!”

alliteration
Alliteration

Alliteration- repetition of the beginning sound

Example- Lilian licked a lollipop.

personification
Personification

Personification- giving human qualities to something not human

Example- While the rain drops danced to the ground happily, the trees groaned in the wind.

idiom
Idiom

Idiom-a well known expression that does not mean what it says.

Example- Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.

practice problems

She is busy as a beaver.

  • The dog barks loudly.
  • Courtney , Caroline, and Carly are friends.
  • The moon smiled in the darkness.
  • My brother is a pig when he is hungry.
  • He stinks so bad when he walks by me, my eyes water.
  • Melanie is as cute as a lady bug.
Practice Problems

Hint- these sentences may have more than 1 answer.