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Figurative Language

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Rebecca Fajgenbaum

on 21 January 2014

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Transcript of Figurative Language

Figurative Language in Songs
Alliteration
An
alliteration
is a sentence in which almost all the words begin with the same letter/have the same sound.
Metaphor
A metaphor is easily made by

making a comparison without using "like" or "as."
Similies
A
simile
can be made by making a comparison by using
like
or
as
.
Personification
A
personification
can be made by giving human traits to an object or idea.

An onomatopoeia
is the written word if a sound.
Miss Movin' On, 5th Harmony
''Shake it off
like
an etch a sketch.''
This means to shake a feeling off just like you do to the erased parts of a drawing.
It compares a feeling (it) to an etch a sketch.

''
Miss Movin On, 5th Harmony
"My
lips are saying
good-bye."
She (Camilla) explains how her lips feel, because, from that moment and on, she wouldn't be 'smooching'(kissing) with him (her ex).
Roar, Katy Perry
''Louder, louder than a lion"
Almost all of the words in this sentence beggin with 'l.'
Onomatopoeia
The Fox, Ylvis
"Ringdingdingdingdingdingding-gering, ridindingdingdingdin-gering."
Well, here its just a sound. Like the one of a a doorbell. Ring ring!

No Woman, No Cry, Bob Marley
"No
woman
, No
cry
!"
Bob explains that if he has no woman, he doesn't cry. He compares a woman to his sob.
Hyperbole
A hyperbole is completely the opposiof an understatement.

It exaggerates too much to show a strong feeling.
Just the Way You Are, Bruno Mars
"And when you smile
, the whole world stops and stares for awhile."
Bruno means that her smile is so beautiful, the whole world would appreciate it.

THANKS FOR WATCHING!!
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