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Figurative Language

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Simile
Compares two or more unlike things using "like" or "as"
Metaphor
Compares two or more unlike things using "is" or "was"
Idiom
a phrase that has two meanings
Hyperbole
an extreme exaggeration
Personification
Giving inanimate objects human characteristics
Onomatopoeia
Sound
Simile
He is as fast as a cheetah
Metaphor
That teacher was a real ringmaster
Idiom
You're in hot water
Hyperbole
These books weigh a ton
Personification
The bells screamed that it was time for lunch
Onomatopoeia
Bang! The plate crashed to the floor
Onomatopoeia
I heard the tires screech as he tried to put on the breaks.
Hyperbole
It is going to take a zillion years to get through Medical School.
Simile
She swims like a fish.
Simile
Mr. John is as wise as an owl.
Personification
The flowers were crying for my attention.
Simile
Because I was embarrassed my face was as red as a ripe tomato.
Personification
Snow had wrapped a white blanked over the city.
Metaphor
Education is your passport to satisfying employment.
Metaphor
The thief was caught red-handed.
Metaphor
He was a tornado, blasting his way through the opposing team.
Alliteration
Three grey geese in a green field grazing.
Personification
Fear knocked on the door. Faith answered. There was was no one there.
Simile
He's as hairy as a gorilla.
Hyperbole
I will die if she asks me to sing in front of everyone.
Alliteration
Careless cars cutting corners create confusion.
Personification
Snow speaks to the people, its falling above in the glooming sunlight.
Onomatopoeia
The cow says moo all day long.
Alliteration
Don't delay dawns disarming display.
Simile
She's got a neck like a pipe.
Metaphor
The sun is my best friend, always by my side.
Personification
Dark tears of rain poured steadily from the blue-black sky, spilling past his window.
Simile
Destiny blew through Romi's front door like a windstorm.
Personification
Sometimes she braided it to it to "teach it a lesson," but her hair always won and would unbraid itself by the end of the day and curl into puffs of defiance.
Alliteration
When you awaken, be sure to record the remnants of your dream on your purple pages of passion, persuasion, and poetry with your purple plume of poetic penmanship.
Idiom
She jumped down his throat after he threw a water balloon at her book.
Idiom
Jimmy couldn't think of what to say; the cat had his tongue.
Idiom
Tara wasn't supposed to tell anyone, but she let the cat out of the bag.
Idiom
We don't have any plans for our vacation; I guess we will just play it be ear.