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Figurative Language Example Review

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Denotation
The country south of Canada and North of Mexico.
Connotation
America: Freedom, opportunity, individualism.
Synonym
Grumpy/Grouchy; Cold/Freezing
Antonym
Good/Bad; Happy/Sad; Hot/Cold
Homonym
Bat & Bat; Wind & Wind
Homophone
Cent/Scent/Sent
Symbol
Flag/America; Holding hands/Love
Metaphor
The snow is a blanket of white.
Simile
Her hands were like frozen ice cubes.
Hyperbole
My book bag weighs a ton.
Onomatopoeia
Her boots crunched across the snowy field.
Personification
Her pencil danced across the page.
Alliteration
What a tale of terror, now, their turbulency tells!
Assonance
Lighting the land till it lay bathed in ghostly day.
Consonance
Very soft is his skin.
Idiom
The apple of my eye. Don't let the cat out of the bag.
Oxymoron
Good grief; jumbo shrimp.
Allusion
He is such a scrooge; Don't be such an Einstein.
Ironic
You study all night for a test and end up failing it.
Antithesis
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Metonymy
Crown=Royalty; Sweat=Hard work
Archetype
Disney movies
Euphemism
Toilet: Restroom, lavatory, washroom, john, etc.
Apostrophe
Blow, blow, thou winter wind...
Paradox
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.