Figurative Language Definitions/Examples/Pictures
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language used by writers to produce images in readers' minds and to express ideas in fresh, vivid, and imaginative ways
a comparison of two things using like or as
a direct comparison of two different things
repetition of initial consonant sounds
a type of figurative language in which a nonhuman subject is given human characteristics
an expression having a special meaning different from the usual meanings of the words (example "up the creek without a paddle" means a situation involving trouble)
the use of words that sound like what they mean, such as "hiss," "buzz," "slam," and "boom"
The lottery winner's grin stretched from New York City to Los Angeles.
Even diamonds are jealous of your beauty.
After kicking a goal Tony felt on top of the world.
The snow covered hills in the distance were like welcoming pillows to the returning mountain climbers.
As she dreamed about winning her eyes became stars twinkling with the possibilities.
The storm stared me down to my core with it's beady eyes.
We need a home run to win; keep your finger's crossed.
The fog curled over the tombstones like locks of hair.
Our lives are grapes, bitter and sweet.
Track coaches look for runners who sprint as fast as cheetahs.
Spellbinding stories spin the imagination of listeners.
The rose stretched her arms out and yawned after a long winter's nap.
The climbing rope laughed at my weak efforts but I just laughed along.
The thump, boom, bang of my sister hitting tennis balls against our garage door was very irritating.
Many Americans have never-ending bottomless pits on Thanksgiving.
The lunch line reached from the beginning to the end of the Great Wall of China.
My binder is an overflowing sea of papers.