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Figurative Speech Terms and examples
Terms in this set (8)
A figure of speech which is a comparison made between two unlike things.
Love is a battlefield.
He is floating on a sea of grief.
She has rats' tails for hair.
He turned over a new leaf.
My dad was very blue yesterday.
It rained cats and dogs yesterday.
A figure of speech in which a comparison is made between two things, with the use of a connective word such as "like" or "as".
He eats like a pig.
Life is like a box of chocolates.
This cake is as dry as a bone.
You look as white as a ghost.
Bob is like a bull in a china shop today.
I feel as flat as a pancake.
Used to create a larger-than-life effect and overly stress a certain point. These sentences usually convey an action that realistically isn't possible.
I've seen this movie a million times.
I'm so hungry I could eat a horse.
He has tons of money.
My shoes are killing me!
That cake is the best thing I have ever tasted.
The use of words that imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions to which they refer.
I could hear a faint buzzing.
The guitar twanged.
The boy whistled in my ear.
The cat meowed loudly.
I could hear the deep thumping of my heart.
I made my way to the gushing water.
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