So the post I'm currently analyzing doesn't really have a lot figurative language. Thus I was thwarted in my efforts to find some good similes, hyperboles, or onomatopoeias. I was looking forward to finding some good ones because I love saying those words. But never fear: I did find some; they're not so great but nonetheless I did find them.
The first one is a metaphor. At first I thought it might be a vague simile, but doesn't have "like" or "as" therefore I don't think it can technically be a simile. So I'm pretty it falls under the classification of metaphor.
The author says, "... in a country run by billionaire oligarchs and their political pawns..." Basically the author is saying that the true rulers of Russia are a few very wealthy people who are controlling the "leaders" of the nation through manipulation. Now, I don't know if this really counts because it very well could be true.
Later on in that same paragraph, we find a much better example of a metaphor. The author says, "Cold Peace remains chilling." This is a wonderful example of a metaphor. He is saying that even though the Cold War is over we are still threatened by the dangerous arsenal of Russian weapons and equates this to a cold chill.
Other than that, I didn't really find any figurative language. I guess the author isn't really into the whole "Rosy fingered dawn creeping over the hills" stuff.