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 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 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 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 Read more…

Among the Hidden: Figurative Language

hyperbole What kind of figurative language is, “The smell of baking bread could fill three counties”? simile What kind of figurative language is, “The timer in the oven went off sounding as loud as a Read more…

Iqbal Figurative Language

But as time went on these memories faded like old, worn carpets. Simile, memories fading Iqbal was red as a chili pepper. Simile/Hyperbole, Iqbal was very red. Kites dancing in the spring sky Personification, The Read more…

Seven Types of Figurative Language

Simile Definition: comparing two unlike things using the words “like” or “as” Examples: Her eyes were like stars. Hyperbole Definition: an exaggeration so dramatic, no one could believe it; overstate to emphasize a point. Example: Read more…

Figurative Language Examples

Idiom give me a break hit the road break a leg Simile fire as hot as the sun baked like a ‘tater’ Metaphor All the world is a stage. You are what you eat. My 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, Read more…

Figurative Language

Cliche In the nick of time. Only time will tell. Read between the lines. Idiom As sick as a dog. A chip on your shoulder. Metaphor The assignment was a breeze. Language is a road 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 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 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 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. 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 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; Read more…