Figurative Language By: MehaKpreet Sidhu

Alliteration

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

Example:She sells sea shells by the sea shore.

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Allusion

Definition:Something said or written that mentions a subject,person,historical event,biblical.

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

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Metaphor

Definition:Comparing two things without using like or as.

Example:It's raining cats and dogs.

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Simile

Definition:Comparing two things using like or as.

Example:The sun is as yellow as a lemon.

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Personification

Definition:Giving human quality to inanimate objects.

Example:My alarm clock yells at me.

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Hyperbole

Defintion:Extreme exaggeration

Example:I'm so hungry I could eat a horse.

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Idiom

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

Example:Break a leg.

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