Figurative Language Example Review

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Denotation

The country south of Canada and North of Mexico.

Connotation

America: Freedom, opportunity, individualism.

Synonym

Grumpy/Grouchy; Cold/Freezing

Antonym

Good/Bad; Happy/Sad; Hot/Cold

Homonym

Bat & Bat; Wind & Wind

Homophone

Cent/Scent/Sent

Symbol

Flag/America; Holding hands/Love

Metaphor

The snow is a blanket of white.

Simile

Her hands were like frozen ice cubes.

Hyperbole

My book bag weighs a ton.

Onomatopoeia

Her boots crunched across the snowy field.

Personification

Her pencil danced across the page.

Alliteration

What a tale of terror, now, their turbulency tells!

Assonance

Lighting the land till it lay bathed in ghostly day.

Consonance

Very soft is his skin.

Idiom

The apple of my eye. Don't let the cat out of the bag.

Oxymoron

Good grief; jumbo shrimp.

Allusion

He is such a scrooge; Don't be such an Einstein.

Ironic

You study all night for a test and end up failing it.

Antithesis

Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.

Metonymy

Crown=Royalty; Sweat=Hard work

Archetype

Disney movies

Euphemism

Toilet: Restroom, lavatory, washroom, john, etc.

Apostrophe

Blow, blow, thou winter wind...

Paradox

The wisest mind has something yet to learn.

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