Figurative Language Examples

The definition of figurative language is when you describe something by comparing it with something else. There are few different ways to use figurative language. See below for more information and examples of figurative language and how to use it.
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The repetition of usually initial consonant sounds in two or more neighboring words or syllables
The wild and woolly walrus waits and wonders when we’ll walk by
A resemblance of sound in words or syllables
holy & stony
Fleet feet sweep by sleeping geese
A word or phrase that has become overly familiar or commonplace
No pain, no gain
Big exaggeration, usually with humor
mile-high ice-cream cones
The language peculiar to a group of people
She sings at the top of her lungs
Comparing two things by using one kind of object or using in place of another to suggest the likeness between them
Her hair was silk
Naming a thing or an action by imitating the sound associated with it
buzz, hiss, roar, woof
Giving something human qualities
The stuffed bear smiled as the little boy hugged him close
A figure of speech comparing two unlike things that is often introduced by like or as
The sun is like a yellow ball of fire in the sky

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