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http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/lit_terms/personification.html. ONOMATOPOEIA. HYPERBOLE. METAPHOR. Click each type of figurative language to find out more!. SIMILE. OXYMORON. PERSONIFICATION. Figurative Language.

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  1. http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/lit_terms/personification.htmlhttp://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/lit_terms/personification.html ONOMATOPOEIA HYPERBOLE METAPHOR Click each type of figurative language to find out more! SIMILE OXYMORON PERSONIFICATION Figurative Language Figurative language is using every expressions that are not literally true to convey meaning. Expressions such as “I’m going to lose my mind!” aren’t literally true (I hope), but we understand this figuratively as “I am overwhelmed or frustrated.” Review Game

  2. The man was like a bull as he charged the audience. SIMILE • A simile is a comparison of two dissimilar things using “like” or “as” EXAMPLE

  3. The cloudsarecotton balls in the sky. METAPHOR • A metaphor is a comparison of two dissimilar things which does not use “like” or “as” EXAMPLE

  4. Anger grabbed him when he was insulted. PERSONIFICATION • Personification is treating abstraction or inanimate objects as human, that is, giving them human attributes, powers, feelings. EXAMPLE

  5. HYPERBOLE • Hyperbole is extreme exaggeration; it may be used for a serious or comic effect. EXAMPLE • I walked fordays to get to the cafeteria.

  6. ONOMATOPOEIA • Onomatopoeia is a word that is spelled like it sounds. EXAMPLE The hum of the air conditioner and buzz of the bees put me to sleep.

  7. OXYMORON An oxymoron is a statement with two parts which seem contradictory. They are opposite in meaning. The waiter brought us jumboshrimp. EXAMPLE

  8. Try some examples on your own

  9. The firecrackers boomed above our head. Onomatopoeia

  10. The tree reached its arms to the sky. Personification

  11. Her friends are as sweet as candy. Simile

  12. When I found out I had won, I jumped ten feet in the air! Hyperbole

  13. The sleepy man was a snail as he walked into the office. Metaphor

  14. My chances of going to the party are a definite maybe. Oxymoron

  15. My sister is like a cheetah when she runs in the race. Simile

  16. I played that game a million times! Hyperbole

  17. Michelle is a machine. She can work really quickly. Metaphor

  18. The baseball whizzed by my ear and into the outfield. Onomatopoeia

  19. The wind whispered in his ear. Personification

  20. My chances of coming to the party are a definite maybe. Oxymoron

  21. There was deafening silence when he walked into the room. Oxymoron

  22. We had to wait in the waiting room for days! Hyperbole

  23. The basketball player was a tower in front of me. Metaphor

  24. Sometimes brains are like computers because they can calculate the answer to a problem. Simile

  25. The bubble gum bubble popped in my face. Onomatopoeia

  26. Doubt crept into my mind when I started getting nervous. Personification

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