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SIMILE

A simile is a figure of speech that makes


a comparison, showing similarities
between two different things. Simile draws
resemblance with the help of the words
“like” or “as.”
Examples:
1. Our soldiers are as brave as lions.
2. Her cheeks are red like a rose.
PERSONIFICATION
Personification is a figure of speech in which
a thing – an idea or an animal – is given
human attributes. The non-human objects are
portrayed in such a way that we feel they have
the ability to act like human beings.
Examples:
1. The wind whispered through dry grass.
2. The flowers danced in the gentle breeze.
HYPERBOLE
Hyperbole, derived from a Greek word
meaning “over-casting,” is a figure of
speech that involves an exaggeration of
ideas for the sake of emphasis.
Examples:
1. My grandmother is as old as the hills.
2. Your suitcase weighs a ton!
I dreamed a dream in time gone by
When hope was high and life worth
living
Then I was young and unafraid
And dreams were made and used and wasted
There was no ransom to be paid
No song unsung, no wine untasted
But the tigers come at night
With their voices soft as thunder
As they tear your hope apart
As they turn your dream to shame
But there are dreams that cannot be
And there are storms we cannot weather
I had a dream my life would be
So different from this hell I'm living
So different now from what it seemed
Now life has killed the dream
I dreamed