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Figurative Language in Personal Narrative
Transcript of Figurative Language in Personal Narrative
Words or a phrase that is repeated in a text. It is repeated to emphasize meaning.
Giving Human traits to objects or ideas.
Exaggerating to show strong feeling or effect.
When two things are compared
using 'like' or 'as'.
What is Figurative Language??
Whenever you describe something by comparing it to something else, you are using figurative language.
Why do we use figurative language?
it allows for more creativity and can invoke different feelings than 'straight talk' can. It can also create powerful feelings because it creates images/pictures that have more meaning than simple words.
A comparison of two things using the words 'like' or 'as'.
a Bee. - To be constantly busy
lightning. - To be very fast
a bird. - to eat very little
an angel. - To sing beautifully
Using 'like' or 'as' does not always mean a simile is being used.
Two things have to be
in order for there to be a simile.
I like pizza =
Not a simile
looked like a
was an old
. - The computer is old and outdated.
piece of cake
. - The test was easy.
. - My father is a strong, reliable person.
I will love you
! - I love you lots
Mrs. Eissler is going to
me! - She's going to be really mad
I can't walk, my house is a
miles away! - The
house is far
Your truism might be repeated to emphasize the lesson that you learned.
A character might repeat advice more than once in your narrative to show a mistake that is about to be made. (foreshadowing)
her mournful song through the tree leaves. -
The wind was making noise as it rustled the leaves of the tree.
my cheeks as it fell. -
The rain landed on my cheeks.
- When you love someone you don't see their flaws.
Write down the figurative language examples in your notes:
When he left the movie theatre he was blinded by the bright Texas sun. And when his vision returned he saw the cerulean blue sky .
After the concert the kids could hear nothing but a tinny ringing in their ears. It was as if they were trying to listen to the world from inside of a tin can.
He patted the shaggy, stringy fur of the lost dog. As he patted, his fingers ran across months of caked on dirt and sharp burrs.
The sweet smell of the gardenias was so strong it was like walking into a wall of scent.
The sour, salty pickle made her mouth pucker
Her fear paralyzed her, her chest was tight, breath coming in short ragged gasps. But she had to do it.
The use of details from the 5 senses to add color and depth to writing.