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Greece Meets Figurative Language 102

While listening to a mandolin player in a village square, touring a vineyard outside of Meteora, and tasting Greek wine in Athens my writer’s brain conjured experiences into figurative language . . . again.

Simile is a comparison of two things using the word “as” or “like”.

(Agile Mandolin Musician)

The mandolin player was as theatric as Jimi Hendrix. He played intricate melodies with his instrument positioned behind his back.

Personification is when human characteristics are assigned to nonhuman objects.

(Flight of Greek Wine)

The wine glasses marched across the menu matching themselves with their descriptions.

Assonance is the repetition of vowels.

(Grapes at Loudas Winery)

Eight of us ate tasty grapes.

Bunches hung in the sun.

An idiom is an expression that takes on a figurative meaning when certain words are combined. 

(Acropolis Photobombing Mike and Me)

Currently Mike and I are cooling our jets. Soon I’ll be in the driver’s seat deciding where we will travel next. We take turns selecting destinations. I was at a fork in the road deciding between Italy and France. I chose Italy.

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