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figurative language

language that contains or uses figures of speech, especially metaphors. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for figurative language
  • Although the theme of this unit is river literature, the primary focus is on identifying and explaining figurative language.
  • Students are able to identify and explain figurative language in nonfiction text.
  • Students will be able to identify and interpret figurative language in nonfiction text.
Contemporary definitions for figurative language

speech or writing that departs from literal meaning in order to achieve a special effect or meaning, speech or writing employing figures of speech's 21st Century Lexicon
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