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The Secret Life of Bees- Figurative Language

By:Helizabet Bahena and Guillermina Mojica

helizabet bahena

on 31 March 2011

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Transcript of The Secret Life of Bees- Figurative Language

The Secret Life of Bees-Figurative Language Idiom An expression that means something different from what the words acutally say Ex: "Our mother said she was like Mary, with her heart on the outside of her chest." -August pg.97 Personification It describes a thing as a human Ex: "Finally I walked to the window and gazed out at the peach tree stretching halfway to North Carolina, the way they held up their leafy arms in gestures of pure beseeching." -Lily pg.40 Imagery Words used to create a certain picture Ex: "He lunged towards the bed then, pressing his fits into the mattress, bringing his face so close I could see the tiny holes where his whiskers grew." -Lily pg.39 Simile A comparison using the words like or as Ex:"The night seemed like an inkblot I had to figure out" -Lily pg.101 Pun A word or phrase that is used in such a way as to suggest more than one possible meaning Oxymoron Ex:"That was awful nice of you" A combination of contradictory terms Metaphor A comparison without using like or as Ex:"The world is a great big log thrown on the fires of love" Hyperbole An exaggeration Ex:"She was black as could be, twisted like driftwood from being out in the weather, her face a map of all the storms and journeys she'd been through.Her right arm was raised as if she was pointing the way, except her fingers were closed in a fist. It gave her a serious look, like she could straighten you cut if necessary." By: Helizabet and Guillermina
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