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1 September,19,2011 Figurative Language Practice
K.W. Reed September,19,2011 Figurative 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 Personification A personification gives nonhuman things human qualities. Example: The flowers were dancing in the wind when I walked by.

8 Idiom Idiom 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.

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