Figurative Language

Figurative Language

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Term Definition
Simile comparing two unlike objects using like, as, or than
Metaphor Comparing two unlike things without using like, as or than
Personification Giving qualities of a person object, or idea
Onomatopoeia Words that copy or mimic words
Alliteration Repeated consonant sound at the beginning of words
Hyperbole An exaggeration
Idiom Phrases of words that mean (or different) than their words actually say
Multi/poly Greek – many
Mono Greek – one
Uni Latin – one
Medi Latin – middle
Hemi/semi Latin – half
Sci Latin – to know
Ology Greek – study
Vid, vis Latin – to see
Audi Latin – to hear
Mar Latin – sea
Aqua Latin- water
Hydr Greek – water

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