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Figurative Language

QuestionAnswer
Comparing two things using like or as Simile
Comparing two things without using like or as Metaphor
Giving human traits to objects or ideas Personification
Exaggerating to show strong feeling or effect Hyperbole
Using several words with the same first consonant sound alliteration
I saying that isn't meant to be taken literally and doesn't mean what it says Idiom
A word that imitates the sound onomatopoeia
EX. the classroom is an icebox metaphor
EX. I have to walk 50 miles between classes each day hyperbole
EX.The rain made for a messy Monday morning alliteration
EX. the director told the actress to break a leg idiom
EX. I heard the swish of the ball in the net onomatopoeia
EX. she never stops reading hyperbole
EX. the West Wind whispered through the trees Alliteration, personification
EX. it was is welcomed as rained the desert simile
Created by: Wallaby