Figurative language is a word or phrase that does not have its normal everyday, literal meaning. It is used by the writer for the sake of comparison or dramatic effect. Authors use similes, metaphors, hyperbole, and personification to make their stories more interesting.
Personification A figure of speech in which human characteristics are given to an animal or an object. Example: My teddy bear gave me a hug.
Onomatopoeia The use of a word to describe or imitate a natural sound or the sound made by an object or an action. Example: snap, crackle, pop