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1 September,19,2011 Figurative Language Practice K.W. ReedSeptember,19,2011Figurative Language Practice
2 Simile A simile compares two things using like or as. Example: She is as skinny as a rail.
3 Metaphor A metaphor compares two things without using like or as. Example: Her hair is a rat’s nest!Example: She is a pig.
4 Hyperbole A hyperbole uses exaggeration to make a point. Example: He’s got a gazillion dollars!
5 Onomatopoeia An onomatopoeia is a sound word. Example: When I shot a gun it said bang!Example: When the banana hit the ground it said splat!
6 Alliteration A alliteration is a repetition of being sound. Example: A donkey drowned down the road.Example: A monkey made a moose cry.
7 PersonificationA personification gives nonhuman things human qualities.Example: The flowers were dancing in the wind when I walked by.
8 IdiomIdiom is a well known expression that does not mean what it says.Example: The early bird gets the worm.
9 Practice Problems 1.You are a wreck! 2.I am so hungry I could eat a horse!3.You are old as dirt.4.Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.5.The tree danced in the wind with me.6.When I popped the balloon it went bang!7.She is as fat as a pig.