Figurative Language Definitions
Figurative Language definitions and examples
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Miscellaneous
100

an extreme exaggeration used for effect.

Hyperbole 

100

the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.

Alliteration 

100

The fire Chief, Hates books, Makes Montag Burn his own house 

Chief Beatty 

100

Clarisse asked Montag a question. His reply was “no.” What was the question?

Was he happy 

100

Montag's wife, loves to watch TV

Mildred 

200

a figure of speech in which an idea or thing is given human attributes, feelings or is spoken of as if it were human.

Personification 

200

a form of the English language, in which writers use to express an idea or a thought, dramatically and drastically.

Figurative Language 

200

in the group of men who would like to spread the knowledge found in books to people all over the world, 

Granger 

200

When Mildred’s friends were over, what did Montag read to them?

A poem 

200

"Barbara baked banana bread, but it burned."

Alliteration 

300

a figure of speech where two unlike things are compared using the word "like" or "as.”

Simile 

300

“We made enough food to feed an army.”

Hyperbole 

300

17 year old girl, asks a lot of questions 

Clarise 

300

After killing Beatty, where does Montag plant the books?

Mr. and Mrs. Black's house 

300

What was the device that Montag and Faber communicated through

The Green Bullet 

400

a figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things.

Metaphor 

400

"Life is like a box of chocolates"

Simile 

400

Montag's friend, invents things, makes a plan with Montag, likes to read 

Faber 

400

 What happens when Beatty hits Montag?

The green bullet falls out of his ear 

400

What was Montag afraid of when Beatty came to visit?

He was afraid that Beatty would find the book Montag took

500

pairs opposite words in order to express new or complex meanings.

Oxymoron 

500

“She is a big little girl.”

Oxymoron 

500

The main character, was a fireman

Montag 

500

What is the name of the book that Montag rips the pages out of?

bible 

500

"You are my sunshine"

Metaphor 

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