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Figurative Language

To help students learn the meanings of figurative language.
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Personification
Giving human qualities to a non-human.
Hyperbole
A huge exaggeration.
Metaphor
Comparing two things without LIKE or AS.
Simile
Comparing two things using LIKE or AS
Oxymoron
Two terms that go against each other or are opposites.
Hyperbole
My dog is so ugly, he only has cats as friends.
Simile
As light as a feather.
Onomatopoeia
A realistic sounding word.
Alliteration
Repeating consonant sounds.
Alliteration
"She sells seashells down by the sea shore."
Personification
"The time has come," the Walrus said.
Repetition
repeating a word or phrase.
Onomatopoeia
"BANG! BANG!"
Foreshadowing
A hint to what is coming later in the story.
Metaphor
He has the heart of a lion.
Onomatopoeia
The truck came to a screeching stop.
Simile
She's as cute as a button.
Hyperbole
I could sleep for three weeks.
Oxymoron
The driver came to a rolling stop.
Alliteration
Big bad Bob loves Betty.
Simile
The land flattened into long hills like ocean swells.
Hyperbole
You could have knocked me down with a feather.
Onomatopoeia
"Sizzling"
Personification
The leaves danced across the road.
Hyperbole
The ice-cream cone was a mile high.
Alliteration
Peter picked a pack of pickled peppers.
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