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Figurative Language

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What is a simile compares two unlike things, by using the world like or as
What is a metaphor compares two unlike things and does not use the word like or as
What is personification a comparison in which something nonhuman is given human characteristics
What is an analogy a partial similarity Example: Grass is to green and Sky is to blue
What is a hyperbole an intentionally exaggerated figure of speech
What is onomatopoeia words of which the sound suggests meaning
What is an idiom an expression that does not mean what it literally says Example: Raining cats and dogs
What is an alliteration the repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words
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