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LMS 6: Figurative Language 6th Grade Def. and Examples

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personification
The old college building looked as though they had grown thick beards of ivy since the last time I had visited the campus.
personification
When the wind smelled the hotdogs cooking, it rushed down to put out the flames of the barbecue.
simile
He is as fast as a cheetah.
onomatopoeia
My new clothes rustled whenever I moved.
metaphor
You are an angel to help me.
alliteration
When we went to Wendy's house, it was windy.
hyperbole
She opened the window and ten thousand mosquitoes flew into the room.
hyperbole
I am so tired, I could sleep for a million years!
onomatopoeia
There was a loud twang when I shot the arrow.
simile
A comparison between two unlike things using the words "like" or "as"
metaphor
A comparison between two things that have some things in common. Does not use the words "like" or "as"
personification
The giving of human qualities to an animal, object, or idea
alliteration
The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
hyperbole
to exaggerate or stretch to truth
onomatopoeia
The use of words whose sounds imitate or suggest their meaning
simile
She's as cute as a button.
metaphor
He has the heart of a lion.
onomatopoeia
The truck came to a screeching stop.
hyperbole
I could sleep for three weeks.
alliteration
Big bad Bob loves Betty.
personification
The angry waves met the beach.
simile
Good coffee is like friendship: rich and warm and strong.
simile
Life is rather like a tin of sardines: we're all of us looking for the key.
simile
Life is like an onion: You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.
simile
My father grumbles like a bear in the mornings.
simile
Jack slid down the hill like a bald tire on black ice.
simile
A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.
metaphor
The streets were a furnace, the sun an executioner.
metaphor
But my heart is a lonely hunter that hunts on a lonely hill.
metaphor
Men's words are bullets, that their enemies take up and make use of against them.
metaphor
A man may break a word with you, sir, and words are but wind.
metaphor
The rain came down in long knitting needles.
metaphor
Memory is a crazy woman that hoards colored rags and throws away food.
personification
The tree outside the window was starring at me spookily.
personification
I was so parched the water was calling to me.
personification
The wood scream angrily as the lumberjack smashed it with the axe.
personification
Velvet remembers how it wrapped around me, keeping me warm on a snowy day.
personification
The racing car roared through the town.
personification
My computer hates me.
personification
The camera loves me.
hyperbole
It is going to take a bazillion years to get through Medical School.
hyperbole
I ate the whole cow.
hyperbole
He's 900 years old.
hyperbole
Maybe I'll do it in a million years.
hyperbole
I am so tired I could sleep for a year.