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Flavors of Figurative Language

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Krystal VanDuysen

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6 Flavors of Figurative Language
Personification.
Definition
: Figure of speech where non-human objects are given human traits.

For Example
:
The clouds
ran
across the blue sky.
The desk
stood
at attention.
The car's engine
roared to life
.

Draw or describe what one of these would look like literally.
Rewrite one of these to make it use literal language.
Change your language's flavor? Use figurative language!

Definition:
Figurative language uses figures of speech--
words that have creative or imaginative meanings.

Extra:
Any words that aren't meant to be taken literally!

Example
: The grass is like a blanket of freshness.
Literal vs Figurative Language
Stay Factual/Boring? Use Literal Language.
Definition
: Literal language is
straightforward
and
factual
.

Extra
: When someone says, "I mean that literally," they are saying they mean something exactly as they said it.

For Example
:
The grass is green.
Simile.
Definition
: Figure of speech where two unlike things are compared using like or as.

For Example
:
The puppy was
like
a clumsy toddler.
He ate his lunch
like
a pig.
The sparkle of your ring is
as
bright
as
the sun.

Draw or describe what one of these would look like literally.
Rewrite one of these to make it use literal language.
Metaphor.
Definition
: Figure of speech where two unlike things are compared by calling one the other.

For Example
:
Her presence in the room is the sunshine of my day.
The classroom was full of clowns in the morning
He was a pig when he ate dinner.

Draw or describe what one of these would look like literally.
Rewrite one of these to make it use literal language.
Hyperbole.
Definition
: Figure of speech where
statements are exaggerated
.

For Example
:
I've told you a million times.
You're the meanest teacher in the whole world.
His love for me was deeper than an ocean.

Draw or describe what one of these would look like literally.
Rewrite one of these to make it use literal language.
Allusion.
Definition
: Figure of speech where
a reference (from history, pop culture, literature,etc) is called to mind without mentioning it directly.

For Example
:
The clouds were a beautiful Picasso sketched across the sky.
He was the Einstein of the group.
She pulled off her fashion in a very Lady Gaga sort of way.

Draw or describe what one of these would look like literally.
Rewrite one of these to make it use literal language.
Puns.
Definition
: A figure of speech that uses word play, which suggests two or more meanings for an intended humorous effect.


For Example
:
A horse is a very stable animal.
I'm glad I know sign language, it's pretty handy.
Cinderella was thrown off the basketball team because she ran away from the ball.

Draw or describe what one of these would look like literally.
Rewrite one of these to make it use literal language.
Let's see if you can find the examples of figurative language in these song lyrics...

Take out a communicator and write down which type of figurative language you believe is being used in these song lyrics
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