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Metaphor, Simile, and Personification (with examples)
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language expanded beyond its ordinary literal meaning - uses comparisons to express a fitting relationship between things that are essentially different
A comparison of 2 unlike objects using the words "like" or "as"
A comparison of 2 unlike objects NOT using the words "like" or "as"
Giving human-like qualities to non-human things
The problem caught me off guard.
The frogs talked to me at night.
Ripe tomatoes are pieces of heaven in my garden.
He ran like a locomotive speeding down the track.
He is a lion. He thinks he rules the class.
She's as cute as a button.
My father was the sun and the moon to me.
Poets make pets of pretty words.
The ground ate up the water greedily.
Chicago is a city that is fierce as a dog lapping for action.
He has the heart of a lion.
He leans to spit his pear. Being gone, it can't reveal the joy of leaving. But it does.
She is like a bowl of jelly.
What happens to a dream deferred? Does is dry up like a raisin in the sun?
He was a library of information about baseball.
The tree shook its branches angrily.
Black holes are phantoms lurking in deep space.
The curtain was waving to everyone every time the wind blew.
His fin is like a piece of sheet-iron, three corned and with a knife-edge.
The rain seemed like an old friend who had finally found us.
The sand of the shore was like a warm pillow.
The baby was like an octopus, grabbing for everything in sight.
The angry waves met the beach.
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