In class, we have been learning about figurative language. We have also been finding and using it in poems, another thing we are working on in class.
I think the easiest type of figurative language to find in poems for me is similes. A simile is a comparison of two things using the words like and/or as. Some examples are: you were as brave as a lion, watching that show was like watching grass grow, and your explanation was as clear as mud. These are similes because they compare two things using the words like and as. This is what I think the easiest type of figurative language is to identify in poems.
My favorite type of figurative language is hyperbole. A hyperbole is a type of figurative language that is very dramatic. Some examples of hyperboles are: I told you to clean your room a million times, I have a million of things to do today, and it was so cold I saw polar bears wearing hats and gloves. These are hyperboles because they are very dramatic, and most likely not true. I don’t think anyone would tell someone a million times to do something. Also, I don’t think anyone would see polar bears actually wearing hats or gloves. And, I don’t think anyone would have a million things to do.
This is the easiest type of figurative language for me to identify, and my favorite type of figurative language.
If you want to learn more about figurative language, look at this website: https://literarydevices.net/figurative-language/