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Figurative Language

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Transcript of Figurative Language

Poetic Devices
Time for some Review!
RHYME
Definition of Figurative Language
Language
that uses words or expressions with a
meaning
that is different from the literal interpretation

Literal Language
is when the author states
exactly
what they mean or describes facts
as they are
.
Ex.
Figurative Language
-
It's raining cats and dogs!
(this is an Idiom)
Literal Language
-
It is raining very heavily

Figurative Language helps you
picture or feel
what is happening. It makes the writing come alive!

Types of
Figurative Language...
Figurative Language
Rhyming Schemes
We will go over rhyming schemes as we complete / analyze poems in class!
Types of Poetry
Haiku
Ballad
Lyric Poetry
Prose
Free Verse
Quatrain
Cinquain
Verse
Rhyming Couplet
Sonnet
Limerick
Etc...
What is a Simile?
Metaphor?
Personification?
Onomatopoeia?
Alliteration?
Video Review!
Simile...
Definition: A comparison of two things using
like
or
as
Example:
"Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get"
"As blind as a bat"
Metaphor
Definition: A comparison of two
unlike
things describing one as if it were the other. We do this
without
using like or as.
Example:
"My brother's room is a pigpen"
"My teacher is a dragon"
"Time is money"
Personification
Definition: Giving a thing, an idea, or an animal
human attributes
.
Examples:
"The flowers danced in the gentle breeze"
"The fire swallowed the entire forest."
Alliteration
Definition: Words that
start
with the
same sound
are used close together in a phrase or sentence. These sounds are usually
consonant
sounds.

Note:
the words don't always have to be right next to each other.
Examples:
"Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers"
"Silly Sally swiftly shooed seven silly sheep"
Assonance
Definition: The repetition of
vowel sounds
. Used to create
internal rhyming
within phrases and sentences. (Vowels are
a, e, i, o, u and sometimes y!
)
Examples:
"M
e
n s
e
ll the w
e
dding b
e
lls"
"The engin
ee
r held the st
ee
ring to st
ee
r the vehicle"
"Johnny went here and th
e
re and everywh
e
re"
PLEASE NOTE
:
Alliteration
is the repetition of
CONSONANT
sounds (usually at the
BEGINNING
of the sound)
Assonance
is the repetition
VOWEL
sounds
(usually in the
MIDDLE
of the sound - i.e. internally)

Onomatopoeia
Definition: Words which
imitates the sound
of the object or action it refers to.
Examples:
"Her heels
clacked
on the hardwood floor"
"The swamp frogs
croaked
in unison"
Comics (
BAM, POW, THUMP, BANG
, etc.)
True/Pure Rhyme
Definition: Words which end with the same sounds, usually at the end of lines.
Examples:
"The children like the ocean
shore
we want to leave but they want
more
"
"I made the cookies one by
one
I hear the bell, so they are
done
"
Internal Rhyme
Definition: Rhyme
within
a line
Near/Half/Impure Rhyme
Definition: Slight or inaccurate repetition of sounds.
Hint: The vowel sounds in the words do not quite rhyme.
Example:
I went to town to buy a gown / I took the car and it wasn't far.
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping
Example:
On top of the
hill

The moon is
full.

Eye Rhyme or Sight Rhyme
Definition: words that
LOOK
like they rhyme (similar spelling), but do
NOT
rhyme.
Example:
Listen to the water flow
from top I don't see how.
Other examples:
Prove/Love, height/weight, do/so, good/mood, daughter/laughter
Hyperbole
Definition: An obvious and deliberate
exaggeration
(to emphasize something or for humorous purposes)
Example:
I'm so hungry I could eat a horse
Running faster than the speed of light
Definition: The use words and phrases to
create an image
of something. A set of images.
Descriptive language
.
Imagery
Examples:
Beside the lake, beneath the trees
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze
The eerie silence was shattered by her scream
There are
THREE TYPES
of Internal Rhyme

1) Two or more rhyming words occur
within the same line

2) Two or more rhyming words appear in the
middle
of two
separate lines


3) A w
ord at the end of a line
rhymes with one or more in the
middle of the following line
Irony / Paradox
Irony
Paradox
Definition:
The use of words to convey a meaning that is opposite of its literal meaning
Event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects. Result = we are amused.
Example:
A traffic cop gets his license suspended for unpaid parking tickets
Pictures of Irony...
Definition:
A seemingly contradictory statement that may nonetheless be true
Examples:
You can save money by spending it
The beginning of the end
Less is more
Repetition
Definition: Poet's repeated use of word, symbol, or motif.
Example:
"A horse is a horse, of course, of course..."
Idiom
Definition: Word or phrase which means something different from it's literal meaning.
Common phrases.
Examples:
"Break a leg"
"Kick the bucket"
"Bark up the wrong tree"
"Back seat driver"
Figurative Language in POP Culture
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