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Figurative Language Examples

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Simile
I'm running around like a chicken with its head cut off.
Metaphor
I'm a big scaredy cat.
Onomatopoeia
"Bang!" went the gun.
Hyperbole
I have a ton of homework to do tonight. It's going to take me forever to finish.
Idiom
Well that's a piece of cake!
Personification
The sun peeked through the clouds.
Analogy
Even in his last years, Granddad had a mind like a steel trap, only one that had been left out so long it had rusted shut.
Simile
You look like a clown with all that make up on.
Metaphor
You are my sunshine.
Onomatopoeia
The basketball swooshed right in the net.
Hyperbole
That's the funniest thing I've ever heard!
Idiom
I feel like a fish out of water.
Personification
The leaves danced in the wind.
Analogy
The young fighter had a hungry look, the kind you get from not eating for a while.