Figurative Language

Figurative Language

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Term Definition
Simile comparing to unlike objects using like or as.
Metaphor comparing two unlike things without using like or as.
personification giving the qualities of a person to an animal, object, or idea.
onomatopoeia words that copy or mimic other words.
Alliteration repeating consonant sounds at the beginning of word .
Hyperpole An exaggeration
Idioms phrases that mean more than they actually say.
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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