Figurative Language

Alliteration

Definition: The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.

Example: Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.

Allusion

Definition: an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference.

Example: Sally had a smile that rivaled that of the Mona Lisa.

Metaphor

Definition: comparing two things without using like or as

Example: She is a walking dictionary.

Simile

Definition: comparing two things using like or as

Example: Kagome was a quiet as a mouse.

Personification

Definition: giving human qualities to inanimated objects

Examples: The flame of the candle danced in the dark.

Hyperbole

Definition: exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.

Example: I am so hungry that I could eat a horse!

Idiom

Definition: a commonly used phrase or expression whose literal meaning is different from its figurative meaning

Example: Woke up on the wrong side of the bed.

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