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Figurative Language
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    Idioms, similes, personification, irony, hyperbole and more.
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  • Her smile was as sweet as sunshine on a rainy day.
    simile
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  • The raindrops danced along the window pane.
    personification
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  • The woman gave a huge donation because she had a heart of gold.
    metaphor
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  • The apartment was so dirty that you would need a hazmat team to enter it.
    hyperbole
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  • The wooden table was as solid as a rock.
    simile
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  • The car zoomed down the road.
    onomatopoeia
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  • Betty Botter bought some butter.
    alliteration
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  • Betty bought badges for Bryce
    alliteration
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  • The fire crackled in the night air.
    onomatopoeia
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  • Compares two unlike things without using "like" or "as"
    metaphor
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  • Big exaggeration, usually with humor
    hyperbole
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  • Naming a thing or an action by imitating the sound associated with it
    onomatopoeia
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  • Giving non human object a human qualities
    personification
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  • The repetition of usually initial consonant sounds in two or more neighboring words or syllables
    alliteration
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  • They felt very alone together
    oxymoron
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  • This type of figurative language is a statement that seems to contradict itself.
    paradox
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  • The sun smiled down on the green meadow
    personification
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  • Oh, never, if I live to a million, / Shall I feel such a grievous pain.
    hyperbole
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  • And then my heart with pleasure fills, / And dances with the daffodils.
    personification
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  • An expression that is peculiar to itself grammatically or cannot be understood from the individual meaning of its elements.
    idiom
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  • My feet are killing me!
    idiom
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  • Referring to a famous person, place, event or literary work and expecting the reader to make a connection that informs the content at hand.
    allusion
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  • an object that represents something else, usually something more meaningful.
    symbol
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  • A statement or situation where the meaning is contradicted by the appearance or presentation of the idea.
    irony
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  • When she lost her job, she acted like a Scrooge, a refused to buy anything.
    allusion
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  • When she lost her job, she acted like a Scrooge, a refused to buy anything.
    allusion
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  • Referring to a famous person, place, event or literary work and expecting the reader to make a connection that informs the content at hand.
    allusion
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  • An expression that is peculiar to itself grammatically or cannot be understood from the individual meaning of its elements.
    idiom
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  • Compares two unlike things without using "like" or "as"
    metaphor
  •  15
  • The woman gave a huge donation because she had a heart of gold.
    metaphor
  •  15