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Language Conventions: Figurative Language

Similes and Metaphors

Metaphor

Sample 2

One old ox opening oysters, 
Two toads totally tired 
Trying to trot to Tewkesbury, 
Three tame tigers taking tea, 
Four fat friars fishing for frogs, 
Five fairies finding fire-flies, 
Six soldiers shooting snipe, 
Seven salmon sailing in Solway, 
Eight elegant engineers eating excellent eggs; 
Nine nimble noblemen nibbling non-pareils, 
Ten tall tinkers tasting tamarinds, 
Eleven electors eating early endive, 
Twelve tremendous tale-bearers telling truth. 

- Anon.

"Ogre's are like onions."

Alliteration

Sample 3