Figurative Language

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Figurative langauge devices

Alliteration

When the consanent sounds repeat over and over again.
Ex. Peter Piper picked a pack of picked peppers.

Personification

Giving human qualities to non-human things.
Ex. The cars coughed and hiccuped as they road down the highway.

Simile

A comparison between two things using "like" or "as."

Onomatopoeia

A word that sounds like what it means

Hyperbole

Using exaggeration to make a point.
Ex. I'm so hungry I could eat a whole cow!

Metaphor

Metaphors compares two things but does NOT use "like" or "as."
Ex. He has a heart of stone. (Having a heart of stone means to cruel and have no feelings for others).

Symbol

A picture, image, or another thing is used to represent something else.

Ex. The golden arches represents McDonald's.

Simile

My love is like a red, red rose.

Metaphor

My dad is a bear in the mornings.

Personification

The sun peeked over the clouds.

Hyperbole

I'm so sleepy I can sleep for a week!

Metaphor

My grandfather is the rock of the family.

Personification.

The leaves on the trees danced in the wind.

Alliteration

She sells seashells by the sea shore.

Hyperbole

The ball bounced so high it hit the sky!

Simile

She is as pretty as a rose.

Symbol

The dove of peace.

Simile

My friend is as cold as ice.

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