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Figurative Language

Simile a figure of speech in which two things are compared using the words like or as (e.g., Walker is as smart as a whip).
Metaphor a figure of speech in which two things are compared with using the word like or as (e.g., The small boat was a ping-pong ball bouncing around on the waves.).
Personification a nonhuman thing is given human qualities or characteristics (The snowflakes dances on the ground).
Hyperbole an exaggeration for effect (e.g., My homework took me eight million years to finish.).
Onomatopoeia a word that sounds like the sound it makes (e.g., sizzle, beep, boom, thump)
Alliteration using words that have the same sound at the beginning in two or more neighboring words (e.g., Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, wild and woolly)
Idiom a word or phrase that cannot be taken literally (e.g., It is raining cats and dogs."
Imagery writing that appeals to the reader's senses (sight, smell, sound, taste, touch)
Created by: WalkerMaddox