Definitions
Comparisons
Examples
Say What?
Everyone is a Poet.
100

The term that means “comparing two or more things without using like or as.”

Metaphor.

100

Translate the following expression to literal language: “The cat is as mean as a python.”

The cat is incredibly mean.

100

This is what type of figurative language: “Shake it like a Polaroid picture.”

Simile.

100

What is the literal meaning of this metaphor: “We would have had more to eat if Tammy hadn’t been such a hog.”

Tammy ate a lot.

100

Create a simile that compares a baby to a button.

The baby is as cute as a button.

200

The term that means “comparing two or more things using like or as.”

Simile.

200

Translate the following expression into literal language: “Girl, I love you like a fat kid loves cake.”

I REALLY love you!!

200

This is what type of figurative language: “The sun winked at me through the clouds.”

Personification.

200

What is the literal meaning of this hyperbole: “I’m so hungry I could eat a whole cow.”

I’m really hungry.

200

Create a metaphor that compares Johnny to a mountain.

Johnny is a mountain.  He can see over everyone’s head.

300

The term that means “an extreme exaggeration.”

Hyperbole.

300

Translate the following expression into literal language: “My dad is a huge teddy bear.”

My dad is very sweet and nice.

300

This is what type of figurative language: “Jumbo Shrimp.”

Oxymoron.

300

What is the literal meaning of this simile from the film Forest Gump: “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”

Life is unpredictable.

300

Create a personification about the sun.

The sun smiled down on me.

400

The term that means “giving inanimate or lifeless objects human qualities.”

Personification.

400

What type of figurative language is shown in this song?

https://multimedia-english.com/videos/music/stereo-hearts-gym-class-heroes-3946

A Metaphor.

400

What type of figurative language is in this song by Nelly & Florida Georgia Line?

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2345837262392074

A Metaphor

400

Create a hyperbole that exaggerates how old someone looks.

That man/lady looks like they are a million years old!

500

An expression that doesn't make sense at first, but then upon more thought makes perfect sense.

Paradox.

500

A Simile.

500

What is the figurative language used in: “I will love you until the cow jumps over the moon.”

A Hyperbole.

500

What does it mean if you have butterflies in your stomach?”

You are very nervous.

500

Create a metaphor that compares emotions to a rollercoaster.

This week has been an emotional rollercoaster.

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