FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE TERMS

  • EIGHTH GRADERS, IF YOU MISSED THE NOTES, HERE YOU GO:

    • Simile – A comparison between two unlike objects using like or as
      • ex. The stars twinkled like diamonds in the night sky
    • Metaphor – A comparison between two unlike objects without like or as 
      • ex. The stars were diamonds twinkling in the night sky.
    • Hyperbole – An exaggeration
      • ex. That guy is so tall, he can touch the clouds.
    • Alliteration – repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
      • ex. Silly Sally sang super stupid songs.
    • Personification – Giving human qualities to an inanimate object
      • ex. My shoes were pinching me.
    • Idiom – A phrase or word that does not translate exactly
      • ex. I’m ready to hit the hay.
    • Onomatopoeia – Words that imitate sound
      • ex. buzz, boom, click, swish, poof, crackle

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