Similes and Metaphors
Examples Part 1
Examples Part 1
Meanings Part 1
Meanings Part 2
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Jamie is as busy as a beaver.

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Similes 

He is as cold as ice.


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Hyperbole

He is so hungry that he can eat a cow.

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Definition of Similes?

A comparison of 2 unlike things using "like" or "as".

 

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Definition of Hyperbole

A description that exaggerates

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Matthew and Jayden are best friends!

They are 2 peas in a pod


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Metaphor

Time is money. 

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Oxymoron

 Awfully good

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Definition of Metaphor 

A comparison of 2 unlike things without using "like" or "as"by saying one thing is another.

 

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Definition of Oxymoron

A pair of words that contradict each other.

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 Your eyes are sparkling like diamonds

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 Personification

The wind sang its mournful song through the falling leaves                                                                       


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Idiom

 The test was a piece of cake.

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Definition of  Personification

Giving human traits(qualities, feelings, or actions) to non-human things.

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Definition of  Idiom

 A phrase or expression that means something different from what the words actually say.

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She is an old goat.

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Alliteration

Careless cars cutting corners create confusion.

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Definition of Alliteration

 Repetition of a consonant sound at the beginning of 2 or more neighboring words.

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The news was lightning fast

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Onomatopoeia

"Vroom", goes the car engine.

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Definition of Onomatopoeia

The use of a word that sounds like an actual sound that is heard.

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