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FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE. Definitions and Examples. METAPHOR Definition: comparison of 2 things without using like or as. Examples: The baby was a rug rat. My dad is being a couch potato. That truck driver is a road hog. Those boys together are a recipe for disaster.

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figurative language

FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE

Definitions and Examples

metaphor definition comparison of 2 things without using like or as
METAPHORDefinition: comparison of 2 things without using like or as.

Examples:

The baby was a rug rat.

My dad is being a couch potato.

That truck driver is a road hog.

Those boys together are a recipe for disaster.

Her eyes were sparking gems!

simile definition comparison between two things using like or as
SIMILEDefinition: comparison between two things using like or as.

Examples:

His hair was black as a cat.

Her attitude was hard as nails.

The dog was sweet as honey.

The willow’s music is like a

soprano.

Life is like an onion: You peel

off one layer at a time, and

sometimes you weep.

My face looks like a wedding

cake left out in the rain.

hyperbole definition exaggeration of the truth usually meant to be humorous examples
HYPERBOLEDefinition: exaggeration of the truth, usually meant to be humorous.Examples:
  • I could eat a million

ice cream cones

  • My backpack weighs a ton
  • Eyes as wide as saucers
  • You snore louder than

a freight train

  • My teacher is older than the hills
  • She was as small as a peanut
  • I tried a thousand times
  • I’m so hungry I could eat a horse
  • He has tons of money
  • Her brain is as small as a pea
  • I will die if she asks me to dance
alliteration definition repetition of a consonant sound at the beginning of two or more words
ALLITERATIONDefinition: repetition of a consonant sound at the beginning of two or more words.

Examples:

  • She sold seashells at the seashore
  • Peter Piper picked a peck of

pickled peppers

  • An ape ate Alice’s Apples
  • I bought a bit of buttered

bread

  • Vera Violet Vinn is very very bad

on her violin

personification definition giving a non human object human qualities examples
PERSONIFICATIONDefinition: giving a non-human object human qualities.Examples:
  • The wind whistles
  • Fear knocked on the door
  • Oreo: Milk’s favorite cookie
  • The sun greeted me this morning
  • Opportunity knocked on the door
  • The lightening lashed out with anger
  • Snow blanketed the ground outside
  • The camera loves me
  • Trees danced in the wind
  • My phone hates me
onomatopoeia definition a word that imitates the word it represents
ONOMATOPOEIADefinition: a word that imitates the word it represents.

Examples:

  • Phew, that stinks!
  • The pig squealed.
  • Baa, Baa went the sheep.
  • The fire works made a loud boom.
  • Splish, splash went the boots in the puddle.
  • The tires screeched.
  • Bah, hum bug.
  • Achoo!
  • The bees buzzed.
  • Don’t plop on the sofa.
  • Poof!The magician made the rabbit disappear.
idiom definition a phrase that is made up of words that can t be understood by literal meaning
IDIOMDefinition: a phrase that is made up of words that can’t be understood by literal meaning.

Examples:

  • Break a leg
  • Sweep you off your feet
  • Sweet tooth
  • Two peas in a pod
  • Head honcho
  • Goody-Two-Shoes
  • Under the weather
  • Tickled pink
  • Red Carpet Treatment
  • Mum’s the word
repetition definition repetition of a sound syllable word phrase line stanza or metrical pattern
REPETITIONDefinition: repetition of a sound, syllable, word, phrase, line, stanza, or metrical pattern.

Examples:

  • Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

  • Jack be nimble. Jack be quick.
  • Today, in every way, I say, I may.
  • Two and two are four.
  • And miles to go before I sleep.

And miles to go before I sleep. (Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening – Robert Frost)

assonance definition repetition of internal vowel sounds in two or more words examples
ASSONANCEDefinition: repetition of internal vowel sounds in two or more words.Examples:
  • The spider skins lie on their sides.
  • Fleet feet sweep by sleeping Greeks.
  • Try to light the fire.
  • And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side

Of my darling, my darling, my life and my bride. (Annabel Lee)

  • Hear the mellow wedding bells.
imagery definition language that appeals to the senses sight sound touch taste smell examples
IMAGERYDefinition: language that appeals to the senses – sight, sound, touch, taste, smell.Examples:
  • When he opened the door, he was hit in the face with a smell that was similar to rotting pumpkin guts.
  • Her blue eyes were bright as the sun, blue as the sky, but soft as silk.
  • A host of golden daffodils; beside the lake, beneath the trees, fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
  • Continuous as the stars shine, and twinkle on the milkyway, the stretched in never-ending line, along the margin of the bay.