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Figures of speech

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Figures of speech

On this page are examples and definitions of figures of speech.

Simile

Definition-It compares how two things are similar using the words like, as, or than

Example- 

He is as fast as a racecar.

 

Hyperbole

Definition- it is an obvious exaggeration which is often humorous

Example-

We ran for ever before we reached the beach.

 

Alliteration

Definition-it is the repetition of the first consonant sound in a group of words which creates a musical effect

Example-

Baby baboons bash bananas with big bangs.

 

Metaphor

Definition- It is an indirect comparison between2 things that usually include the words is, was, or were

Example-

My dad is stronger than an ox.

 

Personification

Definition- it is a license to give life to a non living thing

Example-

The angry ocean attacked the ship.

 

Onomatopoeia

Definition- Is a word that imitates sound

Example-

The river roared.

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