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Types of Figurative Language Adages and Proverbs Alliteration Dialect Hyperbole Idiom Imagery Metaphor Mood Onomatopoeia Personification Simile
Adages and proverbs- sayings that reflect wisdom and truth and are based upon generations of experience. Ex. “Where there is smoke, there is fire.” “Don’t cry wolf.”
Alliteration- The repetition of the same initial consonant letter or sound. Ex. She sells sea shells by the seashore.
Dialect- a particular form of a language that is characteristic of a specific region or group of people. Ex. Marty Preston speaks in a southern dialect. (Pa don’t know nothin’ about dogs.)
Hyperbole- extreme exaggeration; an overstatement that is usually unbelievable and humorous Ex. I'm so hungry I could eat a horse.
Idiom- a figure of speech where the words mean something other than what they literally say Ex. It’s raining cats and dogs.
Imagery- words that appeal to the reader’s senses of sight, smell, sound, taste, and touch Ex. The big, slippery trout plunged silently back into the river.
Metaphor- a comparison of two unlike objects and states a fact or draws a verbal picture by the use of comparison. Ex. He is a bull on the football field.
Mood- is the atmosphere or the emotion a piece of writing arouses in a reader. Ex.The story, Miss Alaineus, made me laugh.
Simile- a comparison of two unlike objects using the words “like” or “as.” Ex. Her brown eyes were like pools of dark chocolate.
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