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Examples of Figurative Language in Speak. Similes 1.Art follows lunch like dream follows nightmare. 2. Her forehead is as pink as her lipstick.

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1 Examples of Figurative Language in Speak

2 Similes 1.Art follows lunch like dream follows nightmare. 2. Her forehead is as pink as her lipstick

3 Metaphor 1. I stand in the center aisle of the auditorium, a wounded zebra in a National Geographic special. 2. The cafeteria is a giant sound stage where they film daily segments of Teenage Humiliation rituals.

4 Idiom 1.I got my eye on you. 2. Shut your trap, button your lip, can it.

5 Symbol 1. White Couch 2. Dead Frog 3. Trees

6 Stereotype 1.Jocks 2.Goths 3.Big Hair Chix 4.Suffering artists

7 Irony 1.Our Teachers Are The Best… 2.We are no longer the Tigers because the name shows “shocking disrespect” for an endangered species. I know I am shocked.

8 Hyperbole My English teacher has no face.

9 Allusion Could I put a face in my tree, like a dryad from Greek mythology. Dryad-a dryad is a tree nymph. A nymph is a minor nature goddess.


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