Figurative Language 1
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Figurative Language 3
Figurative Language 4
Figurative Language 5
Song Lyrics
100
I waited in line for a million hours until it was my turn.
hyperbole
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 life is an open book; I have no secrets.
metaphor
100
My parents are too strict; my house is a prison.
metaphor
100

"Michelle Pfeiffer that white gold." - Metaphor from Uptown Funk

Bruno Mars

200
The tree branches danced in the wind.
personification
200
I was so hungry, I even ate the plate.
hyperbole
200

The car was as fast as a jet soaring through the sky.

simile

200
My hair would not cooperate this morning.
personification
200
The little kids at the park were wild animals.
metaphor
200

"Baby your smile is forever in mind and memory" - Hyperbole from Thinking Out Loud

Ed Sheeran

300
The drums were like a thunderstorm.
simile
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.
simile
300
He strolled around the school as slowly as a snail stuck in molasses
simile
300

"Didn't even notice, no punches left to roll with" - Idiom from "Say So"

Doja Cat

400
There were a million people in line in front of me to see the new Avengers movie
hyperbole
400
a comparison of two different things using "like" or "as"
simile
400
Her voice was music to his ears.
metaphor
400
Her smile was like a vitamin for his heart.
simile
400
Your love pours down on me, surrounds me like a waterfall.
simile
400

"The shadow of my life was hangin' over me" - Metaphor from "Beggin"

Måneskin

500
My boyfriend is the devil.
metaphor
500
Now that you are the boss, you are in the spotlight.  
idiom
500
My sore feet were begging me to take a break.
personification
500

Their friendship is a rollercoaster ride.

metaphor

500
I'd rather take baths with a man-eating shark than do my homework.
hyperbole
500

In this song by Justin Timberlake, he says, "Cry me a river."

Cry me a river is ______.

Idiom

600

Her laughter was like a warm blanket or a familiar song.

Simile
600
Don't jump the gun.  Let's ask her why she didn't show up first.  
Idiom
600
Now that you know how important it is you're changing your tune.  
Idiom
600

This car goes faster than the speed of light.

Hyperbole
600

Her hair was a flowing golden river streaming down her shoulders.


Metaphor
600

"You start to freeze as horror looks you right between the eyes" - Personification from Thriller

Michael Jackson

700
Go on...  Give it a shot!
idiom
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

Sorry I'm late.  The meeting slipped my mind.  

Idiom

700
That kadon pika was so hot, my tongue turned to ashes.  
Hyperbole
700

"Handsome, you’re a mansion with a view" - Metaphor from the song "Delicate"  

Taylor Swift

800

The idiom "green with envy"means:

 Jealous

800

The idiom "beat around the bush" means:

Talk about things that are not important

800

The idiom "back to the drawing board" means:

Come up with a new plan 

800

The idiom "barking up the wrong tree" means:

Completely misunderstand something or messing with the wrong person

800

The idiom "cut the mustard" means:

Do what is expected

800

In the song, by Cindi Lauper, she is using the idiom in a positive way.  The idiom means how someone is in reality, how they are on the inside. She is telling the man that he shouldn't be so shy and reserved.

True Colors

900

The idiom "spill the beans" means:

Reveal secret information

900

The idiom "wolf in sheep's clothing" means:

Someone pretending to be kind but really wants to do harm 

900

The idiom "cool as a cucumber" means: 

To stay calm

900

The idiom "hit the sack" means:

Go to sleep

900

The idiom "cut corners" means:

Doing something badly in order to save time and money

900

This line is a metaphor. The singer compares himself to lightning and uses the metaphor to show that he was always a step ahead of everyone else.

Imagine Dragons :  Thunder

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