Figurative Language

Figurative Language

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Term Definition
simile Comparing two unlike objects using like , as , or than
Metaphor Compares two or more unlike things without using the words like or as or than
Personification Giving nonliving things human like characteristics
Onomatopoeia Words that copy or mimic sounds
Alliteration Repeated consonant sounds at the beginning of words
Hyperbole An exaggeration
Idioms Phrases of words that mean more that their words actually say
Audi Latin – to hear
Vid, Vis Latin – To see
Hemi, Semi Latin – half
Multi, Poly Greek – many
Sci Latin – to know
Ology Greek – study

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