How do you identify figurative language?
How to Identify Figurative Language. Figurative language often rests on comparisons of two dissimilar objects or activities. These can be metaphors, which are direct comparisons, or similes, which are comparisons using "like" or "as.". For example, in the poem "Metaphors," Sylvia Plath describes her pregnant body as "A melon strolling on two tendrils"...
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