Literal language means exactly what it says, while figurative language uses similes, metaphors, hyperbole, and personification to describe something often through comparison with something different. See the examples below. Literal Descriptions. Grass looks green.
1. Figurative. I could eat a horse means he/she can eat a lot because of hungriness
3. Figurative. It means her voice was stunning
5. Figurative. It means there are a lot of stars twinkling
6. Figurative. It means she has a lot of clothes
8. Figurative. It means the sun is shining so bright
9. Figurative. It means the night is cold
10. Figurative. It means it's already dawn
•They fought like cats and dogs
•Life is a roller coaster
•Oportunity knocked on the door
•I write with a pen
•The sky is blue
•My name is (your name)
Figurative - I have fallen onto you.