using and misusing figurative language may make it difficult for others to understand what you write and what you say.


  • Choose one (1) of the ten (10) types of figurative language from the list below.
  • Define the meaning of the term and provide an example.
  • Describe an appropriate circumstance for using the example for the term or a circumstance when using the term might lead to misunderstanding.





1.  idiom

6.  amphiboly

2.  analogy

7.  “flame word”

3.  metaphor

8.  hyperbole

4.  simile

9.  euphemism

5.  cliché

10. colloquialism

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