Figurative Language By: Catherine Tedder
Finding true love is as difficult as finding a black rock in coal. Simile: The comparison of two things using like or as. Simile
Hyperbole I would rather eat dirt than sitting though a game of golf. Hyperbole: Exaggerating to show string feeling or effect.
Mary Mac made mom marmalade in molasses. Alliteration: The repetition of the first consonant sound on words. Alliteration
Metaphor The cold wind on my back is the cold breath of death himself. Metaphor: Two things are compared without using ‘like’ or ‘as’.
The cold stone graves stared at me though the gate of the grave yard. Personification: Giving human traits to objects or ideas. Personification
Onomatopoeia “Screeeeeeeech”! I jumped, then realized it was just the cat clawing the kitchen floor. Onomatopoeia: words that represent the actual sound of something.
Seeing a pig fly will be a pie in the sky. Idiom: Expressions that don’t mean exactly what they say. Idioms
Understatement Understatement: Expression with less strength than expected. Wait for one minute.