Figurative Language - Examples

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Simile

She's as cute as a button.

Metaphor

He has the heart of a lion.

Onomatopoeia

The truck came to a screeching stop.

Hyperbole

I could sleep for three weeks.

Oxymoron

The driver came to a rolling stop.

Alliteration

Big bad Bob loves Betty.

Assonance

Sleeping geeks eat treats.

Symbolism

The ring in The Hobbit represents evil and temptation.

Personification

The angry waves met the beach.

Imagery

The hot sand smelled like summer as the salty birds sang.

Cliche

There's no place like home.

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