english figurative language test review
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saying exactly what you mean
comparison of two unlike objects WITHOUT using like or as
comparison of two unlike objects USING like or as
giving human qualities to an object, animal or idea
addressing someone not present or something non human as if it were present and could respond
Print, you stupid computer.
My sister is an angel.
The kite soars like an eagle.
The flowers danced in the field.
Don't go into the water until you know how to swim.
That dress is pretty ugly.
I'm so hungry I could eat a horse.
a seemingly contradictory statement that is somehow true.
a large over exaggeration
reference to past history, literature, mythology or the Bible
That's like the battle between David and Goliath.
the use of the part to represent the whole
Lend me your ear.
the use of something closely related to represent the thing actually meant
He knelt before the crown.
the difference between what is said and what is meant
the difference between what the audience knows and what the characters know
a discrepancy between actual circumstances and those that would be appropriate
ridicule meant to bring a problem to public attention so that it can be changed
Hello darkness, my old friend.
He is a little giant.
My grandmother is as old as the hills.
Time is money.
The silence was deafening.
Life is like a box of chocolates.
The sun smiled down on her.
You snore louder than a freight train.
The sun played hide and seek with the clouds.
The president said there were no "boots" on the ground in Iran.
He writes a fine hand.
This place is like the Garden of Eden.
The sun greeted me this morning.
He has a heart of stone.
A nice set of wheels
They are like two peas in a pod.
Thank God I'm an Atheist!
He is a little giant.
The snow is a white blanket.
Alone in a crowd
The stars danced playfully in the moonlit sky.
The food tastes like heaven.
You must be cruel to be kind.
You are as slow as a sloth.
You're easy on the eyes, but hard on the heart.
The sun glared down from the sky.
A rich man is no richer than a poor man.
She is a cheetah when she runs.
She is as tall as a giraffe.
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