Poetry: Figurative Language

Poetry: Figurative Language

Poetry: Figurative Language Types of Figurative Language often used in Poetry:

Simile Metaphor Personification Alliteration Onomatopoeia Simile

An implied comparison usually using like or as Simile Life is like a box of

chocolates; you never know what youre going to get. Simile

He ran down the field like a freight train. Simile She was as quiet as a

mouse. Metaphor The process of describing one thing as if it were another.

Does not use like or as Metaphor Our project is almost finished. I

can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Metaphor He had

butterflies in his stomach. Metaphor He carried the weight of the world on his

shoulders. Personification A figure of speech in which a thing, quality,

or idea is represented as a person. Personification The sun peeked over

the mountain tops. Personification One lonely slice of pizza remained.

Personification After a long day of work, the swimming pool was calling my

name. Alliteration The repetition of the same sound at the beginning of

two or more closely associated words. Alliteration Like loads of

laundry lying on the lovely linoleum. Alliteration Sally sells seashells by

the seashore. Alliteration Those creepy crawly critters caused a cramp in my

cranium. Onomatopoeia A word that imitates the sound it represents.

Onomatopoeia The water gurgled as it flowed down the drain.

Onomatopoeia The storm clouds rumbled across the sky.

Onomatopoeia It seemed everyone was sniffling during the cold and flu season.

Simile Metaphor Personification Alliteration Onomatopoeia

Types of Figurative Language

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