Figurative Language Terms
Example: "Its fleece was white as snow" is an example of a figurative language. In this case, comparing the lamb's fleece to snow helps create a picture of how white Mary's lamb really was.
Example: busy as a bee
Example: Love is a rose.
Example: She sells seashells by the seashore.
Onomatopoeia - (on-uh-mat-uh-PEE-uh) the use of a word to describe or imitate a natural sound or the sound made by an object or an action.
Example: "Snap, crackle, pop"
Idiom - (ID-ee-um) is a saying that does not make literal, logical, or grammatical sense. People within the same culture understand the meaning.
Example: "It's raining cats and dogs."
Hyperbole - (high-PER-bol-ee) is a figurative language that uses extreme exaggeration.
Example: I've told you a million times to pick up your clothes.
Personification - (per-SAWN-i-fi-KA-shun) is figurative language that gives human traits to non-human things.
Example: The old truck coughed and sputtered.
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