Figurative Language

Using and misusing figurative language may make it more difficult for others to engage in productive thinking. Listed below are ten (10) types of figurative language. (If you are unfamiliar with these terms, you may research the definitions. Cite your sources using APA Style.)
1. idiom
2. analogy
3. metaphor
4. simile
5. cliché
6. amphiboly
7. flame word
8. hyperbole
9. euphemism
10. colloquialism

Write a 2 page paper in which you:
1. Define the meaning and function of each term.
2. Provide an example for each term. (The example may be created by you or taken from another source) 3. Describe the appropriate circumstances for using the example for each term and when it might lead to misunderstanding.
4. Use at least two (1) quality resources in this assignment.
paper should follow these guidelines for effectively organized writing:
• Include an introductory paragraph and concluding paragraph for the essay.
• Each of the terms should be addressed in a single paragraph with a topic sentence and supporting sentences.
• Adhere to standard rules of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.
Your assignment must:
• Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
• Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student‘s name, the professor‘s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

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