Figurative Language By: Aidan Baumer

There are eight types of figurative language and I will be explaining all eight of them.

First is a simile. This is an example of a simile. A simile is a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid. That is the definition of simile. A few terms for simile are, figure of speech, comparison, etc. An example of a simile is as smelly as dirty socks. That is simile.

Next is a metaphor. A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable, that is the definition of a metaphor. Here is a couple of terms for metaphor. Image, trope, analogy, comparison, symbol. An example of a metaphor is under the weather.

Next is personification. This is definition of personification, personification gives a non living thing such as a car a human characteristic. An example of personification is the wind whistled throughout the day. These are some terms for personification , embodiment, incarnation, epitome, quintessence, essence, type, symbol, soul, model. That is personification.

Next is hyperbole. This is the definition of hyperbole, exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally. These are some terms for hyperbole, exaggeration, overstatement, magnification, embroidery, embellishment, excess, overkill, rhetoric. An example of hyperbole is, I'm so hungry I could eat a horse. That is hyperbole.

Next is onomatopoeia. The definition of onomatopoeia is, the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named. Some terms for onomatopoeia are, sound words, etc. An example for onomatopoeia is, BOOM, BAM, DING, BOP. That is onomatopoeia.

Next is allusion. The definition of allusion is, an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly. Some terms for allusion are, reference to, mention of, suggestion of, hint to, intimation of, comment on. An example of allusion is, He works faster than the Easter Bunny. That is allusion.

Next is idiom. The definition of idiom is, a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words. A couple of terms for idiom, language, mode of expression, turn of phrase, style, speech, locution, diction, usage, phraseology, phrasing, phrase, vocabulary, terminology, parlance, jargon, argot, cant, patter, tongue, vernacular. An example of an idiom is, Cool as a Cucumber. That is idiom.

And lastly is alliteration. The definition of alliteration is, the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. A couple of terms for alliteration are, same sound words etc. An example of alliteration is, Peter Piper picked a pike of pickled peppers. That is alliteration.

This is my picture that I drew. It is an idiom and it says, "your the apple of my eye."

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