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Figurative Language

Introduction to Figurative Language- Day 1

A funny exaggeration is called a/an hyperbole
When you give human-like qualities to something that is not human personification
The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words is called alliteration
A comparison using like or as is a/an simile
An expression that is not meant to be taken literally idiom
Words that resemble the sound they describe onomatopoeia
A comparison of two nouns that don’t use like or as metaphor
The rain falls like the sun, rising upon the mountains. simile
The fly buzzed past us. onomatopoeia
The sunflowers nodded their yellow heads. personification
Charming children chat in the corner. alliteration
We had to wait forever! hyperbole
My life is a dream of wonders. metaphor
It really burned me up when you yelled at me. idiom
He clattered and clanged as he washed the dishes. onomatopoeia
a comparison between two things for the purpose of explanation or clarification. analogy
when two or more close words have the same vowel sound, light and fire both have the long i sound assonance
repetition of a word or words anaphora
polite expression used in place of negative words- Example: someone passed away euphemism
figure of speech using contradictory terms- Example: She is awfully nice. oxymoron
a figure of speech in which a part is made to represent the whole or vice versa, as in Cleveland won by six runs (meaning “Cleveland's baseball team”). synecdoche
A play on words- Example: I was struggling to figure out how lightning works then it struck me. pun
The stuffed bear smiled as the little boy hugged him close. personification
The sun is like a yellow ball of fire in the sky. simile
You snore louder than a freight train. hyperbole
It's a slow burg. hyperbole
I spent a couple of weeks there one day. hyperbole
Every single day you let me down. Every single day you make me mad. Every single day you do such silly things! anaphora
I had to walk 15 miles to school in the snow, uphill. hyperbole
You could have knocked me over with a feather. hyperbole
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom,... anaphora
A chip on your shoulder - means you are holding a grudge idiom
Sick as a dog - means you are very ill idiom
“The blues” can refer to both a style of music and feeling sad. idiom
If something occurs rarely, it is said to happen “once in a blue moon”, because a blue moon is two full moons in one month, which doesn’t happen often. idiom
“Out of the blue” means something happens that was unexpected. idiom
The world is my oyster. metaphor
You are a couch potato. metaphor
Time is money. metaphor
He has a heart of stone. metaphor
America is a melting pot. metaphor
You are my sunshine. metaphor
Busy as a bee. simile
Clean as a whistle. simile
Brave as a lion. simile
He stood out like a sore thumb. simile
It was as easy as shooting fish in a barrel. simile
My mouth was as dry as a bone. simile
Opportunity knocked on the door. personification
The sun greeted me this morning. personification
The sky was full of dancing stars. personification
The vines wove their fingers together to form a braid. personification
Created by: mmacleod



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