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Figure of Speech

A figure of speech is an expression (like a metaphor, simile, personification) in which words are not used in their literal sense.

Examples:

He is a rock.
Carl is motoring along with the those invoices.

Interactive example:

 
I haven't eaten for a day. I could eat a horse. [show me the figure of speech]
 
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