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Literal vs. Figurative Language

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Beth Cole

on 16 September 2013

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Transcript of Literal vs. Figurative Language

Do you S.H.A.M.P.O.O?
Some of the most common figurative language can be remembered by the word SHAMPOO.
Ask yourself these questions...
1.) Do I see like or as?
-If Yes, you might have a simile.

2.) Are two unlike things being compared?
-If Yes, you might have a simile or a metaphor.

3.) Do I see words starting with the same letter/sound?
-If yes, you have alliteration.
Questions continued...
4.) Do I see something that could not happen?
-If yes, you might have hyperbole.

5.) Do I see an animal, object, or idea that can do human
-If yes, you might have personification.

Literal language means what it says.
Figurative language has a deeper meaning
SHAMPOO can help you remember figurative language.
You can ask questions to FIGURE out what figurative language is being used.

Literal vs. Figurative Language
Literal=the words mean exactly what they say.
ex.) The grass is green.

Figurative=The words have another meaning; you have to FIGURE out what the author is trying to say.
ex.) The green grass is like my brother's spiky hair.

1.) HIs head is a balloon.

2.) The wind knocked on my window pane.

3.) This is the best song in the universe?

4.) Ms. Cole caught Cali's cold.
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