What is Figurative Language?
Have a look at the different types of figurative language and how they are used in sentences:
a simile, uses “like” or “as” to make a comparison.
The ball streaked across the field like a meteor.
an idiom, is a phrase that means what it says, even if it doesn’t make sense.
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks. OR Get off your high horse.
a hyperbole is an exaggeration
The extra point kick missed by a mile.
an alliteration is the repetition of a sound in a sentence or series of sentences.
Samantha soared down the street on her sleek skateboard.
a metaphor suggests that two different things are the same thing.
Life is a curly slide full of twists and turns.
a personification makes a non-human thing seem human.
The verb in the sentence shows the human quality.
The tree invited us to come and play.
an onomatopoeia is a word that sounds like the noise or action it is describing.
The jet zoomed across the sky.
Did you realize how often figurative language is used in many popular films?
Watch the videos below and see how many types of figurative language you can identify.
We acknowledge and thank all YouTube video authors for their fantastic presentations of figurative language.