Figurative Language Checker – Accurate Analysis

This tool will help you identify and understand different types of figurative language in your text.

How to use the Figurative Language Checker:

Enter your text in the provided text area. Click on the “Calculate” button to check for any figurative language present in the text. The result will be displayed in the result field below the button.

How It Calculates the Results:

The checker analyzes the input text for common figurative language features such as simile, metaphor, personification, and hyperbole. It uses simple keyword matching to detect these features:

  • Simile: Looks for the presence of the words “like” or “as”.
  • Metaphor: Looks for the presence of the words “is” or “are”.
  • Personification: Attempts to match a structure resembling “noun is adjective”.
  • Hyperbole: Looks for words suggesting exaggeration such as “so”, “such”, “unbelievable”, or “incredible”.


This figurative language checker uses basic keyword matching to identify four common types of figurative language. It may not catch all instances, especially if they are phrased unusually or use synonyms not included in the checker. Additionally, the checker is case-insensitive but might not handle all variations of English syntax or slang.

Use Cases for This Calculator

Check for Similes

Enter your text in the input field and let the tool scan for similes, which are figures of speech that compare two different things using “like” or “as.” By identifying similes, you can enhance your writing with vivid comparisons.

Identify Metaphors

Type or paste your content into the provided space to discover metaphors. Metaphors are creative tools that make direct comparisons between two unrelated things. Use this feature to ensure your writing is rich and imaginative.

Spot Personification

Paste your text and see if any instances of personification are present. Personification attributes human characteristics to objects, animals, or abstract concepts. Use this functionality to add depth and emotions to your writing.

Detect Alliteration

Check your text for alliteration, which is the repetition of initial consonant sounds. Alliteration can enhance the rhythm and musicality of your writing. Use this tool to polish your work and make it more engaging to readers.

Find Onomatopoeia

Enter your writing and let the tool find instances of onomatopoeia, words that imitate the sounds they describe. Onomatopoeic words add a sensory element to your writing, bringing it to life. Use this feature to make your text more vibrant and evocative.

Locate Hyperboles

Paste your content to detect hyperboles, exaggerated statements not meant to be taken literally. Hyperboles can add humor, drama, or emphasis to your writing. Use this function to ensure your writing is colorful and impactful.

Check for Oxymorons

Type or input your text to uncover oxymorons, combinations of contradictory or opposite words. Oxymorons create intrigue and complexity in writing. Use this tool to make your text more thought-provoking and unique.

Discover Euphemisms

Submit your writing and have the tool identify euphemisms, polite expressions used to substitute harsh or unpleasant realities. Euphemisms can add tact and sensitivity to your writing. Use this feature to make your text more considerate and respectful.

Identify Irony

Paste your content to find instances of irony, where words convey a meaning that is different from their literal interpretation. Irony can add depth and complexity to your writing. Use this function to make your text more intriguing and thought-provoking.

Spot Symbolism

Enter your text and let the tool detect symbolism, where objects or actions represent deeper meanings or ideas. Symbolism can imbue your writing with layers of meaning and significance. Use this feature to make your text more profound and open to interpretation.

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