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Figurative Language

Husiak Figurative Language

Alliteration is repetition of the initial (beginning) consonant sound.
Hyperbole is an intentional exaggeration
Idiom is a phrase or expression that cannot be understood by knowing what the individual words in the phrase mean.
Metaphor is the comparison of two dissimilar objects WITHOUT using the words like or as.
Onomatopoeia are words that represent the sounds of the things they describe.
Personification Human traits are given to nonhuman things or objects.
Simile Is a comparison of two dissimilar things by using like or as.
Alliteration example Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
Hyperbole example His feet were as bid a barge.
Idiom example We see eye to eye on everything.
Metaphor example Her hair is silk
Onomatopoeia example crunch, crackle, bang
Personification example The wave beckoned me.
Simile example The room was as bright as the sun.
Created by: suehusiak



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