writing or speech that is not meant to be taken literally
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Writing or speech that is not meant to be taken literallyFigurative Language
IdiomEX. Its raining cats and dogs.
You are driving me up a wall.An exaggeration that, taken literally, means something else.
ImageryEX. The sparkling snowflakes floated silently down from the heavens to rest on everything creating a crisp blanket of glistening white.
Descriptive language. Five senses. Create vivid mental pictures.
MetaphorEX. The mother was a lioness protecting her children.Jimmy is a pig, his room is very messy..
Comparing two things, without using like or as.
Simile EX. Her eyes twinkle like stars.He was as tall as a giraffe.A comparison between two things using the words like or as.
OnomatopoeiaEX. Buzz*Ex. Tick TockEx. WhooshEx. BoomEx. Splash
A word that describes a sound.
Personification EX. The wind whistled. Ex. The tree danced in the wind.
Giving human qualities to non-human things
HyperboleEX. Its taking forever!Ex. I called you a million times last night.
AlliterationEX. Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
Repeated consonant sounds at the beginning of words.