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Transcript of Figurative Language
Time for some Review!
Definition of Figurative Language
that uses words or expressions with a
that is different from the literal interpretation
is when the author states
what they mean or describes facts
as they are
It's raining cats and dogs!
(this is an Idiom)
It is raining very heavily
Figurative Language helps you
picture or feel
what is happening. It makes the writing come alive!
We will go over rhyming schemes as we complete / analyze poems in class!
Types of Poetry
What is a Simile?
Definition: A comparison of two things using
"Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get"
"As blind as a bat"
Definition: A comparison of two
things describing one as if it were the other. We do this
using like or as.
"My brother's room is a pigpen"
"My teacher is a dragon"
"Time is money"
Definition: Giving a thing, an idea, or an animal
"The flowers danced in the gentle breeze"
"The fire swallowed the entire forest."
Definition: Words that
are used close together in a phrase or sentence. These sounds are usually
the words don't always have to be right next to each other.
"Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers"
"Silly Sally swiftly shooed seven silly sheep"
Definition: The repetition of
. Used to create
within phrases and sentences. (Vowels are
a, e, i, o, u and sometimes y!
ll the w
r held the st
ring to st
r the vehicle"
"Johnny went here and th
re and everywh
is the repetition of
sounds (usually at the
of the sound)
is the repetition
(usually in the
of the sound - i.e. internally)
Definition: Words which
imitates the sound
of the object or action it refers to.
on the hardwood floor"
"The swamp frogs
BAM, POW, THUMP, BANG
Definition: Words which end with the same sounds, usually at the end of lines.
"The children like the ocean
we want to leave but they want
"I made the cookies one by
I hear the bell, so they are
Definition: Slight or inaccurate repetition of sounds.
Hint: The vowel sounds in the words do not quite rhyme.
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
On top of the
The moon is
Eye Rhyme or Sight Rhyme
Definition: words that
like they rhyme (similar spelling), but do
Listen to the water flow
from top I don't see how.
Prove/Love, height/weight, do/so, good/mood, daughter/laughter
Definition: An obvious and deliberate
(to emphasize something or for humorous purposes)
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.
Beside the lake, beneath the trees
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze
The eerie silence was shattered by her scream
of Internal Rhyme
1) Two or more rhyming words occur
within the same line
2) Two or more rhyming words appear in the
3) A w
ord at the end of a line
rhymes with one or more in the
middle of the following line
Irony / Paradox
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.
A traffic cop gets his license suspended for unpaid parking tickets
Pictures of Irony...
A seemingly contradictory statement that may nonetheless be true
You can save money by spending it
The beginning of the end
Less is more
Definition: Poet's repeated use of word, symbol, or motif.
"A horse is a horse, of course, of course..."
Definition: Word or phrase which means something different from it's literal meaning.
"Break a leg"
"Kick the bucket"
"Bark up the wrong tree"
"Back seat driver"
Figurative Language in POP Culture