Figures of Speech Examples

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This page helps you learn examples of figures of speech. Good luck!

Figures of Speech Examples

Question Answer
alliteration She sells sea-shells on the sea-shore.
euphemismThe goods fell off the back of a lorry.
metaphorJack’s on a rollercoaster of emotions today.
simileAmy is as busy as a bee.
onomatopoeiaRover barked bow, wow.
assonanceon a proud round cloud
personificationThe thunder clapped in the distance.
punI wondered how lightening works then it struck me.
rhetorical questionJust who’s counting anyway?
hyperboleSean’s brain is the size of a pea.

More Figures of Speech Examples

Question Answer
euphemismJames passed away last night.
hyperboleKyle has a million things to do today.
assonanceJamie went here, there and everywhere.
onomatopoeiaClunk, click every trip!
alliterationPeter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
personificationThe wind howled in the night.
rhetorical questionHow many times do I have to tell you not to shout?
pun2 peanuts walk into a bar and one was A-Salted.
metaphorDaisy is the apple of my eye.
simileThe brothers fought like cats and dogs.

Even More Figures of Speech Examples

Question Answer
personificationMy alarm clock sprang into life.
simileDiana’s dress fits like a glove.
alliterationMike’s microphone made much music.
hyperboleJayden is so hungry he could eat a horse.
euphemismDave is becoming thin on top.
punA boiled egg each morning is hard to beat.
assonanceAll at once I saw a host of golden daffodils.
metaphorWhen Stephen died Mandy’s heart broke.
onomatopoeiaSplish, splash I love my bath.
rhetorical questionWhat's the point in coming back at this time?

Final Figures of Speech Examples

Question Answer
alliterationFred’s friends fried Fritos for Friday’s food.
punReading while sunbathing makes you well red.
metaphorLucy has a bubbly personality.
assonanceLewis held the steering wheel to steer the car.
personificationThe moon played hide and seek with the clouds.
onomatopoeiaEveryone heard Rooster cock-a-doodle-do this morning.
euphemism Jessica is currently between jobs.
rhetorical questionDo you think money just grows on trees?
simileJohn is as blind as a bat.
hyperboleJane has tons of money.