Figurative lang.

Figurative lang.

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Term Definition
Simile Compares two unlike objects using like, as, or than
Metaphor Compares two or more unlike things without using like or as.
Persinification Gives qualities of a person to an animal, an object, or an idea.
Onomatopoeia Words that copy or mimic sounds.
Alliteration Repeated constant sound at the beginning of words
Hyperbole An exaggeration
Idiom Idioms are phrases of words that mean more that their words actually say. Little terms of phrase.
aqua Latin – water
hydr Greek – water
mar Latin – sea
audi Latin – to hear
vid & vis Latin – to see
sci Latin – to know
ology Greek – study
hemi & semi Latin – half
mono Greek – one
uni Latin – one
medi Latin – middle
multi & poly Greek – many

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