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Figurative Language

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Alliteration 
The repetition of usually initial consonant sounds in two or more neighboring words or syllables 
The wild and woolly walrus waits and wonders when we'll walk by 
Assonance 
A resemblance of sound in words or syllables 
holy & stony 
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Fleet feet sweep by sleeping geese
Cliche 
A word or phrase that has become overly familiar or commonplace 
No pain, no gain
Hyperbole 
Big exaggeration, usually with humor 
mile-high ice-cream cones 
Idiom 
The language peculiar to a group of people 
She sings at the top of her lungs
Metaphor 
Comparing two things by using one kind of object or using in place of another to suggest the likeness between them 
Her hair was silk
Onomatopoeia 
Naming a thing or an action by imitating the sound associated with it
buzz, hiss, roar, woof 
Personification 
Giving something human qualities 
The stuffed bear smiled as the little boy hugged him close
Simile 
A figure of speech comparing two unlike things that is often introduced by like or as 
The sun is like a yellow ball of fire in the sky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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