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Figurative Language. By: Darnell, Sarah, and Tess. Simile. A simile is two things you compare using “like” or “as”. Example: He swam like a fish in the water. Example: She ran like a gazelle at track. Onomatopoeia . An onomatopoeia is a sound that’s in text.

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figurative language

Figurative Language

By: Darnell, Sarah, and Tess

simile
Simile
  • A simile is two things you compare using “like” or “as”.

Example: He swam like a fish in the water.

Example: She ran like a gazelle at track.

onomatopoeia
Onomatopoeia
  • An onomatopoeia is a sound that’s in text.

Example: The bee “buzzed” around my head.

Example: The motorcycle “zoomed” down the street.

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Pun
  • A pun is two words that can be homophones that have different meanings.

Example: Oh, dear! A deer!

Example: With fronds like these, who need anemones?

(“Finding Nemo”)

metaphor
Metaphor
  • A metaphor is two things that are compared that are completely different.

Example: He was a mouse in class.

Example: The kid was an ox in soccer.

idiom
Idiom
  • An idiom is a phrase that has a different meaning.

Example: She’s in the dog house!

That means she is in trouble.

Example: Haley is a chip off the old block.

That means she’s just like her mom or dad.

hyperbole
Hyperbole
  • A hyperbole is a statement used to make dramatic affect.

Example: I’m so hungry I could eat an elephant!

Example: He jumped so high he touched the sky!

personification
Personification
  • A personification is giving character to an inanimate object.

Example: He called his Nissan Pickup old Jack.

Example: The ball screamed with pain.

alliteration
Alliteration
  • Alliteration is the use of the same sound at the beginning of words in a verse.

Example: Flapping flamingos flocked near the flames.

Example: Fat farmers feasted on feet.