Figurative Language

Synonyms words that are similar in meaning. EX: skinny & thin Antonyms words that are opposite or nearly opposite in meaning. EX: tall & short Homophone words with the same pronunciation but different spellings and meanings. EX: to, two, & too Alliteration repeating the beginning sounds of words. EX: Sally Read more…

Figurative Language Top 10

simile a comparison between two seemingly unlike things using like or as. metaphor a figure of speech comparing to unlike things without using like or as personification A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes imagery Description that appeals to the Read more…

Figurative Language

He hardly heard her when she yelped. Tip: Repeats consonant sound Tip : Repeats the first letter consonant sound Answer: Alliteration The mountain glared down on the lonely valley below. Tip: makes something not human seem human Tip: It is not a person but seems like one Answer: Personification The Read more…

"I SHAMPOO" Figurative Language

figurative language Language where You DON’T say exactly what you mean, comparing, exaggerating, and understating the situation to make the writing more exciting. idiom a phrase that cannot be taken literally, but its meaning is understood (“Get your head out of the clouds.”), simile comparing two unlike things using the Read more…

Figurative Language

Can’t catch my breath idiom Stole away idiom Their green feathers were a hundred feet up in the air metaphor scar personification drew to a point at infinity hyperbole then returned as a fighter plane, with wings swept back, and machine-gunned piggy simile the palm fronds would whisper personification sunlight Read more…

Figurative Language

Alliteration Repeating the same letter sound in two or more neighboring words or syllables. Cliche A word or phrase that has become familiar or common. Hyperbole Exaggerated statements using humor not meant to be taken literally. Metaphor Comparing two things to suggest likeness between them without using the words “like” Read more…

Figurative Language

Dictionary meaning of a word Denotation Emotional meaning of a word Connotation Appeal to the senses Imagery The repetition of a consonant sound AT THE BEGINNING of a word Alliteration The repetition of vowel sounds in a word Assonance The repetition of consonant sounds ANYWHERE throughout the words Consonance Person, Read more…

Figurative Language

Alliteration The repetition of usually initial consonant sounds in two or more neighboring words or syllables. (She sells seashells by the seashore.) Assonance A resemblance of sound in words or syllables. (Holy Moly!) Cliche A word or phrase that has become overly familiar or commonplace. (No pain, no gain) Hyperbole Read more…

7 types of figurative language

Personification Giving something, nonhuman or an object, human characteristics Hyperbole An exaggeration so dramatic that no one would believe its true Metaphor A statement that is a comparison of two things that are not alike. Alliteration When a set of words uses the same sound or letters repeatedly Simile A Read more…

Figurative Language

Simile comparing two things using the words “like” or “as” Metaphor comparing two things saying one thing IS the other Alliteration A group of words that start with the same beginning letter Onomatopoeia Words that imitate sounds Personification using human qualities to describe something that isn’t human Hyperbole an exaggerated Read more…

Figurative Language

rhetorical device an extraordinary use of language to achieve a certain effect on an audience. “Tricks to catch the reader/listener’s ear.” EXAMPLES: repetitive patterns, onomatopoeia, cadence, rhetorical question rhetorical question one type of rhetorical device; a question asked for an effect, not actually requiring an answer figurative language language that Read more…

Figurative Language

Simile A comparison of two things that uses the words like or as Ex: Her eyes were like twinkling stars Metaphor A direct comparison between two things without using like or as. Ex: Her eyes were trwinkling stars. Analogy An extened smilie or metaphor that shows how two things are Read more…

Figurative Language TGG

Turning over in my mind Idiom Conduct may be founded on the hard rock Metaphor With privileged glimpses into the human heart Symbol Some heightened sensitivity to the promises of life, as is he were related to one of those earthquake machines Simile What preyed on Gatsby, what foul dust Read more…