Figurative Language

Figurative Language

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Term Definition
Simile Comparing two unlike objects using, like, as, or than
Metaphor Comparing 2 or more unlike things without using the words like, as, or than.
Personification Gives the qualities to an animal, an object, or an idea
Onomatopoeia words that copy or mimic sounds
Alliteration Repeated consanants sounds at the beginning of words.
Hyperbole An exaggeration
Idioms Phrases or word that mean more or differant then their words actually say.
aqua latin- water
hydr greek-water
audi latin- to hear
vid,vis latin- to see
ology greek-study
sci latin- to know
hemi,semi latin-half
multi/poly greek-many

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