Figurative language

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Figurative language by Mind Map: Figurative language

1. metaphor

1.1. states a fact

1.2. comparison

1.3. example: You are what you eat.

1.4. What is another example?

2. simile

2.1. uses "like" or "as"

2.2. comparison

2.3. suggests two things are alike

2.4. example: Busy as a bee.

2.5. What is another example?

3. personification

3.1. human characteristics given to an animal or object

3.2. Example: The ocean danced in the moonlight.

3.3. What is another example?

4. onomatopoeia

4.1. use of a word to describe or imitate a sound

4.2. Example: Boom

4.3. Example: Snap

4.4. What is another example?

5. hyperbole

5.1. exaggeration

5.2. Tall tales

5.3. Example: He was so hungry, he ate that whole cornfield for lunch.

5.4. What is another example?

6. alliteration

6.1. repition of initial letter, sound or group of sounds in series of words

6.2. tongue twisters

6.3. Example: Sally sells seashells by the seashore.

6.4. What is another example?