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Figurative Language

Figurative Language Examples

"The splinter was a sharp as a needle." simile
"As the car spun out of control, the brakes screeched throughout the neighborhood." onomatopoeia
"The herd of football players stampeded onto the field with such force the ground rumbled." metaphor
"My mom really has a green thumb!" idiom
"Paul picked the plastic cup from the dishwasher." alliteration
"As the thunderstorm rolled in, the sky turned to ink." metaphor
"She wears so much makeup, she needs a chisel to take it off!" hyperbole
"As the clock sang out to us, we knew it was time to go." personification
"Breakfast smelled so good, and the sizzling bacon reminded me of home." onomatopoeia
"Get off your high horse!" idiom
"Didn't she show you her shoes?" alliteration
"The fire licked at our toes as we stood there roasting marshmallows." personification
"As the thunderstorm rolled in, the sky turned dark like ink." simile
"He goes to the barber for an oil change, not a haircut." hyperbole
Created by: MMS 8th
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