Figurative Language Examples

Cards featuring the figurative language terms simile, idiom, personification, hyperbole, metaphor, and onomatopoeia are illustrated with humorous photos or illustrations and a sample sentence.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Print, clip, and laminate the cards for continued use
  • Provide one card each to class groups, ask members to determine the definition of their term, to create additional illustrated examples, and to post these illustrations about the room
Classroom Considerations

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  • The humorous illustrations are sure to engage learners and they give clues to the term's meaning

  • No definitions are included for the terms; however, the illustrations provide clues to the meaning