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8 Figures of Speech (7th Grade)
Simile and example
Comparison between 2 unlike things using "like" or "as", "She was acting LIKE a pig."
Metaphor and example
Direct Comparrison between 2 unlike things, "She was a pig."
Onomatopoeia and example
A word expressing a sound, "BOOM!!!"
Personification and example
Giving human (i think PERSONifcation to remember) or characteristics to something nonhuman, "the branches DANCED in the wind"
Alliteration and example
A series of words with the same beggining consonant sound, "She sells seashells on the sea shore."
Synecdoche and example
Creating an image by using a part to represent a whole, "get your nose out of my buisness!!"
Submerged metaphor and example
Indirect or implied comparison between two unlike things. This figure of speech usually uses a verb to make the implied comparison, "our lips zipped together..."
Hyperbole and example
Extreme exageration, "I've heard you say that a MILLION times before!"