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FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE AND
IMAGERY
Forged by Fire
METAPHOR
 Metaphor-
A
comparison
between two
unlike things.
When you use a
metaphor, you
are saying that
something IS
something else.
 “Aunt
Queen’s
eyes, which
commanded
immediate respect,
sparked with a fire
that matched the
shine on her highly
polished
wheelchair—her
throne.”
SIMILE
 Simile-A
comparison
between two
unlike things
using like or as.
It is when you
say something is
LIKE something
else.
 “Angel
loved to
dance. She wore
music like a
graceful gown
that
shimmered as
she moved.”
ONOMATOPOEIA
 Onomatopoeia
-Words that
sound like the
objects they
name or the
sounds those
objects make.
 “Gerald
tried to
calm her (Angel)
down. “Sh-shsh,” he
whispered.”
HYPERBOLE
Hyperbole-A
big
exaggeration
of the truth.
“Aunt
Queen
tried to call
out to Gerald,
but the pain in
her chest
made it feel
like it was
going to
explode.”
PERSONIFICATION
 Personificatio
n- A figure of
speech which
gives the
qualities of a
human being to
an animal, an
object, or an
idea.
 “…even
if the
mysterious
orange-and-blue
fire that comes
out of it liked to
tease and
dance for only
a moment
before running
away”
IMAGERY
 Imagery-
Language that
appeals to the
senses.
Descriptions of
people or objects
stated in terms of
our senses—sight,
touch, smell,
sound, taste.

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