Figurative Language

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These flashcards are about the different types of figuritive language we learned in English.

Simile

A comparison using like, as, or than.
Ex: The ball was as yellow as the sun.

Metaphor

A comparison without using like, as, or than.
Ex: Recess was a three-ring circus.

Hyperbole

A big exaggeration, or an overstatement.
Ex: He was so tall that he could touch the moon.

Alliteration

When the same beginning sound or letter is repeated.
Ex: Sally sells seashells by the seashore.

Onomatopoeia

When a word imatates a sound.
Ex: Boom, bang, thud.

Personification

When an object, place, feeling, or animal are given human characteristics or are doing something only humans can do.
Ex: The dirty dishes stared at me with their eyes from the sink.

Idiom

A phrase that doesn't mean exactly what it says.
Ex: Hold your horses.

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