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GCHS Musketeers
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Jason Smith, Principal
Craig Wilburn, Assistant Principal
Eric Keeton, Assistant Principal
196 Musketeer Drive
Greenup, KY 41144

Figurative Language

Simile

A simile uses the words “like” or “as” to compare one object or idea with another to suggest they are alike.

Example: busy as a bee

Metaphor

The metaphor states a fact or draws a verbal picture by the use of comparison.

A simile would say you are like something; a metaphor is more positive - it says you are something.

Example: You are a shining star.
 
Personification

A figure of speech in which human characteristics are given to an animal or an object.
Example: My teddy bear gave me a hug.
 

Alliteration

The repetition of the same initial consonant, sound, or group of sounds in a series of words.

Alliteration includes tongue twisters. Example: She sells seashells by the seashore.

Assonance

The repetition of a vowel sound in multiple words in a row.
Example: The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain.

Onomatopoeia

The use of a word to describe or imitate a natural sound or the sound made by an object or an action.
Example: snap crackle pop
 

Hyperbole


An exaggeration that is so dramatic that no one would believe the statement is true. Tall tales are hyperboles.

Example: He was so hungry, he ate that whole cornfield for lunch, stalks and all.

 

Irony

An unexpected twist or contrast. Something
totally unexpected happens.

Example: The robbers were caught breaking into the jail.
 

Symbolism

An object that represents or stands for something other than itself.

Example: The American Flag represents the freedom we enjoy.


Idiom
 
A phrase or expression that means something completely different from its literal use.

Example: I heard the old man is about to kick the bucket.





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