Figurative Language Definitions
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The comparison of two things using the words "like" or "as"

simile

100
You are the sun, moon, and stars to me.
metaphor
100
The curtains in the window are waving hello to us.
personification
100

 My house is a prison. What does this mean?

I can't go outside my house.
100

Give me an example of a simile.

simile

200

The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words

Alliteration

200

Without makeup on, her looks can turn you to stone.

Allusion

200

The car was a jet on the road.

metaphor

200

My hair would not cooperate this morning. What does this mean?

I cannot fix my hair.
200

Give me an example of alliteration.

Alliteration

300

A comparision without the use of "like" or "as"

metaphor

300
He is a library of information about athletes.
metaphor
300
Her eyes twinkled like stars.
simile
300

She walked in the room like a supermodel on a catwalk.

She walked proudly.

300

Give me an example of personification.

personification

400

And exaggerated statement for emphasis or comical expression

hyperbole

400
a comparison of two different things using "like" or "as"
simile
400

Karen carefully caught the kite.

Alliteration

400

Her smile was like a vitamin for his heart.

Seeing her smile made him feel better.
400

Give me an example of onomatopoeia.

onomatopoeia

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Giving human characteristics to non-human things

personification

500

He was no Einstein.

Allusion

500
My sore feet were begging me to take a break.
personification
500

Their friendship is a rollercoaster ride.

They have a good and bad relationship.

500

Give me an example of a hyperbole.

hyperbole

600

Using words that appeal to the five senses

Sensory Language

600
How the reader feels when they read

mood

600

Suddenly Susan was standing on the other side of the street.

alliteration

600

I rather take a bath with a man eating shark than do my homework.

I don't want to do my homework.

600

Give me an example of a rhyme.


Rhyme

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A reference to something that the author expects you to know

allusion

700

If I can't get a Smartphone, I will die.


Hyperbole
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He pleaded for her forgiveness, but Janet’s heart was ice.


metaphor

700

Be careful, it's a jungle out there.

There are a lot of things that are going wrong.
700

Give me an example of a metaphor.

Metaphor

800

Words that imitate sounds

Onomatopeia

800

The waves crashed against the rocks.

Onomatopoeia

800

These high heels are killing me.

Hyperbole

800

My mother is going to kill me.

I am in big trouble. My mother will be very mad at me.

800
Give me an example of an allusion.

Allusion

900

Using the same ending sounds in words

Rhyme

900

How the author feels toward the topic or audience of his writing

tone

900

The wind whooshed through the trees.

Onomatopoeia

900

He dances like Frankenstein.

He is not a good dancer. He is very stiff.
900

Give me an example of repetition.

repetition

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