Figure of speech in a Sentence 🔊

Definition of Figure of speech

a word or phrase that means something different than the literal meaning and is used for emphasis or effect

Examples of Figure of speech in a sentence

When Freda wants to eat, she uses the figure of speech “I’m as hungry a horse.” 🔊

Using the figure of speech to get her readers’ attention, the author worked the phrase “he was as strong as an ox” into the paragraph.  🔊

Lillian used the figure of speech, “they fought like cats and dogs” to explain how much her children argue. 🔊

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