Figurative Language Flowchart

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Figurative Language Flowchart
Does the figure of
speech make a
comparison?
Yes - The
comparison is
between things that
are...
Alike.
Different.
Does the
comparison involve
something famous
or well known?
Yes - ALLUSION
JUXTAPOSITION
No - Does the
comparison use
"like" or "as"?
Yes - SIMILE
No - METAPHOR
No - Does the
language
exaggerate?
Yes - HYPERBOLE
No -Do the words
show the opposite
of what is expected?
Yes - IRONY
No - Does an object
or animal have
human
characteristics?
Yes PERSONIFICATION
Figurative Language Flowchart
Does the figure of
speech make a
comparison?
Yes - The
comparison is
between things that
are...
Alike.
Different.
Does the
comparison involve
something famous
or well known?
Yes _______________________
_______________________
No - Does the
comparison use
"like" or "as"?
Yes _______________________
No _______________________
No - Does the
language
exaggerate?
Yes _______________________
No -Do the words
show the opposite
of what is expected?
Yes _______________________
No - Does an object
or animal have
human
characteristics?
Yes _______________________
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