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

simile

100

An extreme exaggeration

Hyperbole

100
The curtains in the window are waving hello to us.
personification
100

Give me an example of a simile.

simile

200

The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words

Alliteration

200

I'm so hungry I could eat a horse.

hyperbole

200

The car was a jet on the road.

metaphor

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

Give me an example of personification.

personification

400

And exaggerated statement for emphasis or comical expression

hyperbole

400

The flowers danced in the wind.

personification

400

Karen carefully caught the kite.

Alliteration

400

Give me an example of onomatopoeia.

onomatopoeia

500
Giving human characteristics to non-human things

personification

500

The cat ran as fast as a cheetah.

simile

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

Give me an example of a hyperbole.

hyperbole

600

Sally sadly sang a short song.

alliteration

600

Boom, the lightning sounded so close.

onomatopoeia

600

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

alliteration

600

Give me an example of a rhyme.


Rhyme

700

He is a shining star.

metaphor

700

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


Hyperbole

700

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


metaphor

700

Give me an example of a metaphor.

Metaphor

800

Words that imitate sounds

Onomatopeia

800

The waves crashed against the rocks.

Onomatopoeia

800

I have told you a million times to clean your room.

Hyperbole

800

He is as cleaver as a fox.

simile

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