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September,19,2011 Figurative Language Practice.  A simile compares two things using like or as.  Example: She is as skinny as a rail.

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1 September,19,2011 Figurative Language Practice

2  A simile compares two things using like or as.  Example: She is as skinny as a rail.

3  A metaphor compares two things without using like or as.  Example: Her hair is a rat’s nest!  Example: She is a pig.

4  A hyperbole uses exaggeration to make a point.  Example: He’s got a gazillion dollars!

5  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  A alliteration is a repetition of being sound. Example: A donkey drowned down the road. Example: A monkey made a moose cry.

7  A personification gives nonhuman things human qualities.  Example: The flowers were dancing in the wind when I walked by.

8  Idiom is a well known expression that does not mean what it says.  Example: The early bird gets the worm.

9 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.


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