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Figurative Language

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Stacey Lawson

on 29 September 2014

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Transcript of Figurative Language

Figurative Language
A story is the canvas, figurative language paints the way!
Simile
A simile is a comparison of two unlike things that uses
like
or
as.
The basketball player was as tall as a giraffe.
Metaphor
A metaphor is a comparison of two unlike things that
DOES NOT
use
like
or
as
.
He is a walking dictionary!
Personification
Personification gives human traits (thoughts and emotions) to a non-human subject, like a tree or a rock.
The thunder roared in the evening sky.
Alliteration
Alliteration is the repetition of the initial consonant sound.
Imagery
Imagery is descriptive language that appeals to any of the 5 senses.
One bite of the lemon caused my lips to pucker.
Hyperbole
A hyperbole is an extreme exaggeration used to make your point
I'm so hungry I could eat a horse.
Idiom
An idiom is a figure of speech that only works in its native language.
This test is a piece of cake.
Onomatopoeia is the use of words that imitate sounds.
Onomatopoeia
The faucet went DRIP!
An allusion is a reference to a well known literary work, person, place or thing.
Allusion
Sally had a smile only rivaled by Mona Lisa.
A symbol is thing that represents a bigger idea or person, place, or thing
Symbol
A dove is a symbol of peace.
PRACTICE
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