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Figurative Language

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Kimberley Hays

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Transcript of Figurative Language

Simile
A comparison of two unlike things, using the words
like
or
as
.
Examples:
The boy ran
as
fast
as
a rabbit.
She looks
like
a little peanut!
"Life is
like
a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're
gonna get." (Forrest Gump)
Metaphor
A comparison of two unlike things,
NOT
using the words
like
or
as
.
Examples:
I can't believe you ate it all yourself! You're such a hog!
Little Jimmy is the
class clown!
Figurative Language Lesson
Adam Lambert
is smoking hot!!!
Personification
When human qualities are given
to a plant, animal, or thing, so it
now
acts
like a "person."
Examples:
1
2
The shiny red Ferrari in the
showroom
beckoned
me
over to take a spin.
She did not realize that
opportunity was
knocking

at her door.
Chapter 2: Figurative Language
Chapter3: Figurative Language
Chapter 4: Figurative Language
Chapter 1: Figurative Language
Onomatopoeia
A word that imitates a sound
or an action.
Examples:
My feet were about to fall off after walking that trail. (Original Example)
If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away... (Matthew 5:29)
"Look into your heart, and you'll find that the sky is yours." (Jason Mraz, "I'm Yours")
"Today was a fairytale." Taylor Swift
Examples:
Figurative Language
in
Pop Culture
"Katniss, the girl is on fire." (Cinna, "The Hunger Games")
If you haven't had enough figurative language fun, check out the link below for a game to test your new-found knowledge.
http://www.starrmatica.com/standalone/starrMaticaFigurativeLanguageBaseball.swf
Standards:
4. LR 3.5 Define figurative language and identify its use in literary works.
5. R 1.5 Understand and explain the figurative and metaphorical use of words in context.
5. LR 3.5 Describe the function and effect of common literary devices.
ELACC4L5a: Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors in context.
ELACC5L5a: Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.
Examples:
Time
flew
and before we
knew it, it was time to
go home.
http://www.safeshare.tv/w/cUTcymjuGm
Batman Words
4th/5th Grade
Animal and People Sounds:
Assignment
1) In your D.O.L. notebook, please write
two onomatopoeias, similes, metaphors,
and personifications (8 total).
2) Then write the meaning of all eight. :)
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