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Figurative Language Review
Terms in this set (24)
Our heating bill will be huge. This house is as cold as a refrigerator.
No matter how hard my new book beckons me, I must clean my room.
I wish you and your brother wouldn't fight like cats and dogs.
The tsunami swallowed the village in a matter of minutes.
I'm really not sure what our plans are today. We are going to play it by ear.
Whitney's help is so appreciated. She is such an angel.
Her eyes twinkled like diamonds as she looked lovingly at her new puppy.
You are going to have to use a lot of elbow grease to get that stain out.
I wasn't going to get a brain transplant, but then I changed my mind.
I'm so hungry I could eat a horse
exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
A play on words
Why is Peter Pan always flying? He neverlands. I love that joke because it never gets old.
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
A comparison using "like" or "as"
A comparison without using like or as
A common, often used expression that doesn't make sense if you take it literally.
Becky's beagle barked and bayed, becoming bothersome for Billy
Repetition of initial consonant sounds
A reference to another work of literature, person, or event
"This place is like a Garden of Eden." - This is a biblical allusion to the "garden of God" in the Book of Genesis
When spoken, a word which sounds the same as its meaning
"Chug, chug, chug. Puff, puff, puff. Ding-dong, ding-dong. The little train rumbled over the tracks."
She is feeding the cat too much. He weighs a ton.