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Figurative Language Review

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Simile
Our heating bill will be huge. This house is as cold as a refrigerator.
Personification
No matter how hard my new book beckons me, I must clean my room.
Simile
I wish you and your brother wouldn't fight like cats and dogs.
Personification
The tsunami swallowed the village in a matter of minutes.
idiom
I'm really not sure what our plans are today. We are going to play it by ear.
Metaphor
Whitney's help is so appreciated. She is such an angel.
Simile
Her eyes twinkled like diamonds as she looked lovingly at her new puppy.
Idiom
You are going to have to use a lot of elbow grease to get that stain out.
Pun
I wasn't going to get a brain transplant, but then I changed my mind.
Hyperbole
I'm so hungry I could eat a horse
Hyperbole
exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
Pun
A play on words
Pun
Why is Peter Pan always flying? He neverlands. I love that joke because it never gets old.
Personification
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
simile
A comparison using "like" or "as"
Metaphor
A comparison without using like or as
idiom
A common, often used expression that doesn't make sense if you take it literally.
alliteration
Becky's beagle barked and bayed, becoming bothersome for Billy
alliteration
Repetition of initial consonant sounds
allusion
A reference to another work of literature, person, or event
allusion
"This place is like a Garden of Eden." - This is a biblical allusion to the "garden of God" in the Book of Genesis
Onomatopoeia
When spoken, a word which sounds the same as its meaning
onomatopoeia
"Chug, chug, chug. Puff, puff, puff. Ding-dong, ding-dong. The little train rumbled over the tracks."
hyperbole
She is feeding the cat too much. He weighs a ton.