Figurative Language

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Figurative Language by Mind Map: Figurative Language

1. Simile

1.1. Compares two or more things

1.2. Uses like or as

1.3. Pretty as a flower

1.4. Her tears came down like a waterfall

2. Metaphor

2.1. Compares two or more things

2.2. Direct comparison

2.3. He has a heart of gold

2.4. He was a lion in the fight

3. Personification

3.1. Gives human characteristics to an object or animal

3.2. Lightening danced across the sky

3.3. The computer has a mind of its own

4. Alliteration

4.1. The repetition of the first letter or sound in a sentence or phrase

4.2. She sells sea-shells by the sea shore

4.3. The ragged boy ran around the rugged rocks

5. Hyperbole

5.1. An exaggeration statement or claim, it can not possibly be true

5.2. I am so hungry I could eat a horse

5.3. The weight of the world is on my shoulders

6. Onomatopoeia

6.1. The use of a word to describe or imitate a sound

6.2. Buzz

6.3. Whoosh

7. Idiom

7.1. A phrase that has a literal and figurative meaning

7.2. Get a kick out of it

7.3. The icing on the cake