7 types of figurative language

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Personification

Giving something, nonhuman or an object, human characteristics

Hyperbole

An exaggeration so dramatic that no one would believe its true

Metaphor

A statement that is a comparison of two things that are not alike.

Alliteration

When a set of words uses the same sound or letters repeatedly

Simile

A comparison of two things that are not alike, uses "like" or "as"

Onomatopoeia

Sound words

Idioms

A set of words that can have more than one meaning behind them

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