One meaning of the word "figure" is "image" or "picture." Figurative language creates pictures in the mind of the reader. These figures help convey meaning and understanding faster and more vividly than words alone. We use "figures of speech" in figurative language to color and interest, and to awaken the imagination. Figurative language is everywhere, from classical works by Shakespeare and the Bible to everyday speech. It is even in tons of pop music, television shows, and commercials.
(símil) comparing two unlike things using words such as "like" or "as" Example: They fought like cats and dogs!
..., A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
comparing two unlike things NOT using words such as "like" or "as" Example: How could she marry that snake? figure of speech comparing two different things
...imitates a sound
(Imagenes sensoriales) Descriptive language that create a picture in your mind
( hipérbole) exaggeration
words that have the same beginning sounds together
A play on words using the double meaning for fun
an expression that says one thing but means something else
(Lenguaje figurado) word play
repeating vowel sounds
Comparing two unlike things using words such as "like" or "as" Example: The sisters fought like cats and dogs!
Comparing two unlike things NOT using the words "like" or "as." Example: How could she marry a snake like that?
Giving an object or animal human feelings, thoughts, attitudes or actions.
Extreme exaggeration for effect.
Repeated beginning consonant sounds. Example: The fog filtered over the field finally hiding the fence.
A common, often used expression that doesn't make sense if you take it literally. Example: Seeing the world through rose colored glasses = not seeing clearly or ignoring the bad in life.
Example sentence: The delicious bread danced in my stomach.
Example sentence: When singing at church, my mom always said "break a leg."
Example sentence: Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
Example sentence: I've said that a million times.
Example sentence: Matthew is a tall, cool drink of water.
Example sentence: Getting an A on this test is a piece of cake.
Example sentence: Jose sleeps like a log.
A phrase commonly used in everyday language that doesn't make sense in another language.
A comparison of two unlike things without using like or as.
A comparison of two unlike things using "Like" or "As."
Giving human characteristics to something non-human.
Definition: Repetition of consonant sounds.
Examples: Bang!, hiss, drip, whoosh
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