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Figurative Language

Figurative langauge devices
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Alliteration
When the consanent sounds repeat over and over again.
Ex. Peter Piper picked a pack of picked peppers.
Personification
Giving human qualities to non-human things.
Ex. The cars coughed and hiccuped as they road down the highway.
Simile
A comparison between two things using "like" or "as."
Onomatopoeia
A word that sounds like what it means
Hyperbole
Using exaggeration to make a point.
Ex. I'm so hungry I could eat a whole cow!
Metaphor
Metaphors compares two things but does NOT use "like" or "as."
Ex. He has a heart of stone. (Having a heart of stone means to cruel and have no feelings for others).
Symbol
A picture, image, or another thing is used to represent something else.

Ex. The golden arches represents McDonald's.
Simile
My love is like a red, red rose.
Metaphor
My dad is a bear in the mornings.
Personification
The sun peeked over the clouds.
Hyperbole
I'm so sleepy I can sleep for a week!
Metaphor
My grandfather is the rock of the family.
Personification.
The leaves on the trees danced in the wind.
Alliteration
She sells seashells by the sea shore.
Hyperbole
The ball bounced so high it hit the sky!
Simile
She is as pretty as a rose.
Symbol
The dove of peace.
Simile
My friend is as cold as ice.