Watch Your Language Your Figurative Language

Figurative language is language that goes beyond what it sounds like. When it goes beyond their literal meaning.

Some things such as Personification below are Figurative Language. Personification is when human characteristics are applied to inhuman things. In this example the alarm clock did something humans do. Scream.

A Simile is a sentence that compares two unlike things using "like" or "as". Not every sentence that contains "like" or "as" is a simile.

An idiom is a sentence or group of words that do not use it's literal meaning. If this type of figurative language is taken for it's literal meaning it does not make any sense.

An allusion is when you reference to something else that does not have to do with that specific thing. Something such as a person, place, or event.

An Onomatopoeia is a sound word. Words such as BOOM, CRASH, and Chiter-chater.

An alliteration is when you have the same sound at the start of every word. It is when you have a consonant that sound that repeats.

Next is a metaphor. This type of Figurative language when you compare two unrelated things without "like" or "as".

A hyperbole is when you exaggerate something way farther than it actually is. Normally, if it could happen in real life than it is not a hyperbole.

By: Anna B.

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