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
Pros

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

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