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Figurative language examples

QuestionAnswer
•He could hear his world crashing down when he heard the news about her. Imagery
•He fell down like an old tree falling down in a storm. Simile
The American flag represents our history and values. Symbolism
"Death approached on his withered legs." Personification
•Her elderly fingers were thin gnarled branches, twisting oddly from the stem of her palms. Metaphor
•I have told you a million times not to lie! Hyperbole
'The girl's love of diamonds was her Achilles heel'.. Allusion
Buzz, bang, crash, swish, boom... Onomatopoeia
The windows of the house stared across the yard. Personification
The men worked their fingers to bone in order to get the job done. idiom
The car dealer said, "This is the greatest car in the world!" Hyperbole
The flooding in Texas would make Noah nervous. Allusion
You hit the nail on the head. Idiom
The bleak, cold morning left a haunting scene at the empty playground. Imagery
Swish... splash... Onomatopoeia
At the end of the first great war, the death toll was staggering. Allusion
The old couple were shipmates on a great journey through life. Metaphor
Like sands through an hour glass, these are the days of our lives. Simile
It is raining cats and dogs out there; you will need an umbrella! Idiom
The screaming wind alerted the farmer of the tornado approaching. Personification
The children were butterflies running and playing in the open field. Metaphor
peter piper picked a pack of pickled peppers. Aliteration
The stench of death and decay permeated from the depth of the open grave. Imagery
Created by: Wilkinson