Sierra Jessee Figurative Language

My Figurative Language Poster : Alliteration

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.

Simile

Definition: figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind ---- Example: We're like two peas in a pod.

Metaphor

Definition: a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action ---- Example: You are my sunshine.

Hyperbole

Definition: exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally ---- Example: This bag weighs a ton!

Personification

Definition: the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman ---- Example: The flame of the candle danced in the dark.

Idiom

Definition: a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words ---- Example: Don't let the cat out of the bag!

Onomatopoeia

Definition: the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named ---- Example: SPLAT!

Allusion

Definition: an indirect or passing reference ---- Example: They were a Romeo and Juliet.

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