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Copy of Figurative Language

Definitions and examples of the elements of figurative language
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melissa lopez

on 24 September 2013

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Transcript of Copy of Figurative Language

Figurative Language
alliteration
onomatopoeia
hyperbole
personification
simile
metaphor
what's do you notice about the words in this clip?
did you ever think that there were that many words that began with the letter V ?
this is an example of ALLITERATION
Definition:
The use of the same sound or letter at the beginning of words in a sentence or poem.
and now our next example
In the following videos, pay attention to the graphic words that appear on the screen...
What did you notice about the SOUND of the words?
How about this clip?
These were examples of ONOMATOPOEIA
Definition:
Words that recreate a sound.
In the following video, pay attention to what is different from real life...
Examples of HYPERBOLE
Now for my favorite example of metaphor (feel free to moonwalk around the classroom)
An artist inspired by ONOMATOPOEIA
Forrest spoke using SIMILIES
Definition:
A way of comparing two things by using the words LIKE and AS
Let's check out an example from a song
UNDERLINE the examples of SIMILE
Here's a song by the BEST BAND EVER!
(It's not HYPERBOLE, it's the truth!)
UNDERLINE the examples of SIMILE
Definition:
A way of comparing two things by stating that one thing IS the other.

(Does not use the words “like” or “as”)
A metaphor can be:
A comparison of two things
A statement that one thing is the other
An indirect suggestion of a similarity
Let's look back at what Forrest said:
Stupid is AS stupid does
We was LIKE peas and carrots
I can run LIKE the wind blows
Life is LIKE a box of chocolates
Definition:
To give human qualities to non-human objects
UNDERLINE the examples of METAPHOR
"Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds"

Picture yourself in a boat on a river
With tangerine trees and marmalade skies
Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly
A girl with kaleidoscope eyes

Cellophane flowers of yellow and green
Towering over your head
Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes
And she's gone

Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Where rocking horse people eat marshmellow pies
Everyone smiles as you drift past the flowers
That grow so incredibly high

Newpaper taxis appear on the shore
Waiting to take you away
Climb in the back with your head in the clouds
And you're gone
"Every Day Is A Winding Road"
I hitched a ride with a vending machine repair man
He says he's been down this road more than twice
He was high on intellectualism
I've never been there but the brochure looks nice
Jump in, let's go
Lay back, enjoy the show
Everybody gets high, everybody gets low,
These are the days when anything goes
Everyday a winding road
I get a little bit closer
Everyday is a faded sign
I get a little bit closer to feeling fine
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