Figurative Language

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hyperbole

extreme exaggeration for effect and not meant to be taken literally
example: mile-high ice-cream

alliteration

the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
example: Randy Ran Rapidly to the River.

simile

comparison using "like" or "as"
example: The swimming pool was as cold as ice.

metaphor

a figure of speech comparing to unlike things without using like or as
example: He is a beast.

personification

A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
example: The bear talked to the little girl about being in the forest alone.

onomatopoeia

the use of words that imitate sounds
example: buzz, hiss, roar, bang

rhyme

similar or identical sounds near each other (usually in two or more lines of poetry)
example: There was an old lady that swallowed a fly.
I don't know why she swallowed a fly.
Perhaps she will die.

repetition

repeated use of sounds, words, or ideas for effect and emphasis
example: Row, row, row your boat

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