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DefinitionType of Figurative LanguageExample
A figure of speech that endows animals, ideas, and inanimate objects with human formWisdom cries out for those who will listen!
An object, place, person, thing or action that stands for something elseSaluting the national flag = patriotism
A form of exaggeration or overstatementMy guilty hand makes the green sea red
a common figure of speech in which the literal sense falls short of what is being talked about. He hit a homerun, and it was 'pretty fair.'
a trope in which a part signifies the whole or the whole signifies the part'Nice threads,' he enthusiastically commented about his friend's new school clothes.
a direct comparison between two objects using the words, 'like,' or 'as'The horrible dungeon was like a great furnace.
an indirect comparison between two objectsThe boughs which shake against the cold are bare ruined choirs
descriptive or figurative language used to create word pictures for the readerWe lived on Waverly Place, in a warm, clean, two-bedroom flat that sat above a small Chinese bakery
a direct comparisonThe mountain towered over them like a great, ominous shadow.
an indirect comparisonAll the world's a stage and all the men and women merely players

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