You create an illustration for figurative language by thinking
about what you want to describe, then what feeling it evokes. Use
the feeling to form the description. Examples:
opening a freezer: the air felt like an arctic wind
turned down for a date: she ripped out my heart and handed it to
the baby smiled: I thought that the sun had risen
Figurative language is describing something by comparing it with
something else, like a simile or metaphor. In the story "Night,"
Ellie Wiesel uses, "Physically, he was as awkward as a clown. His
waiflike shyness made people smile," "The barbed wire that
encircled us like a wall did not fill us with real fear," and, "As
for my mother, she was walking, her face a mask without word, deep
in thought," as figurative language.