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whats the diff b/w figure of speech and figurative language?

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  1. Figurative speech is language that contains images, such as metaphors and similes. A "Figure of speech" is where a word or words are used that do not have their literal meaning, often as an exaggeration. Some phrases can be both.

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  2. Literary terms - figurative language:
    http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/lit_terms/

    A figure of speech:
    http://www.usingenglish.com/glossary/figure-of-speech.html

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