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Figurative Language Quilt

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on 29 September 2013

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Figurative Language Quilt
Similes
A figure of speech comparing two or more things using the words "like" or "as"
Sometimes, the two things can be very unalike/only have one thing in common
"As" Examples:

"She was busy as a bee"
"He was quiet as a mouse"

"Like" Examples
"Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you're gonna get"
Fighting like cats & dogs
Similes
Metaphors
Compares two or more things without using the words "like" or "as"
Usually uses the words "is," "are," "were" or "am"
Sometimes, the two things can be very unalike/only have one thing in common
Metaphors
The clouds were marshmallows.
The crowd was a stampede of terrified gazelle.

You are a chicken!
I am a shining star.

Life is a roller coaster.



Hyperbole
An extreme exaggeration
Not realistic, just helps make a point
Hyperbole
Examples

I have a million things to do right now.
The wind was blowing so hard, I almost got swept away!
Alliteration
The repetition of usually initially consonant sounds in two or more neighboring words or syllables
(Starting multiple words with the same letter/sound in a sentence)
Alliteration
Examples
Sally sells sea shells by the sea shore
Onomatopoeia
A word or phrase that imitates the sound associated with it
(Spelling out a sound)
Onomatopoeia
Examples
A-choo!
Shhhhh
Click
Boom
Personification
Giving human qualities to a non-human, or saying they are doing something that only a human can do
Animals, plants, objects, etc.
Personification
Action Example
The tall grass danced in the breeze.
Quality Example
The angry sky roared.
Oxymoron
Idioms
A phrase that means something different than what the words actually say.
Idioms
Example
"She let the cat out of the bag"
Literally: A girl had a cat trapped in a bag, but she let it go.
Figuratively: She told a secret.
Cliche
A word or phrase that has become very familiar.
Cliche
Examples
Every cloud has a silver lining
No pain, no gain.
Opposites attract.
What goes around, comes around.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

Oxymoron
A figure in which two terms appear to contradict each other
Examples
"I've never heard silence quite this loud" -T.Swift
Weirdly normal
Bittersweet
Big baby
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