Poetry/Figurative Language – Examples #2

Simile
The baby’s skin was as soft as gelatin.

Metaphor
All the world is a stage.

Personification
The waves danced along the shore, grabbing at our bare feet.

Hyperbole
If I don’t eat soon, I’ll starve to death!

Oxymoron
Jumbo shrimp, sweet sorrow, love-hate.

Alliteration
Two trees tilted towards the town.

Onomatopoeia
Crackle, buzz, snap.

Allusion
Before taking a stressful test, her friend looked over at her and said, “May the force be with you.”

Analogy
I am going to be toast when I get home.

Irony
The Olympic swimmer died from drowning in the bathtub.

Puns
Taking out the garbage stinks!

Symbol
American flag represents freedom.

Denotation
A watch is a small timepiece worn typically on a strap on one’s wrist.

Connotation
He sure is pushy.

Euphemism
Saying someone passed away instead of saying they died.

Idioms
It just happened “out of the blue.”