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Figurative Language in Personal Narrative

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Margaret Eissler

on 18 October 2013

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Transcript of Figurative Language in Personal Narrative

Figurative Language in Personal Narrative - Images & Connection
Refrain
Words or a phrase that is repeated in a text. It is repeated to emphasize meaning.
Personification
Giving Human traits to objects or ideas.
Hyperbole
Exaggerating to show strong feeling or effect.
Metaphor
When two things are compared
WITHOUT
using 'like' or 'as'.
Sensory Language
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.
Simile
A comparison of two things using the words 'like' or 'as'.
For Example:
Busy
as
a Bee. - To be constantly busy
Quick
as
lightning. - To be very fast
Eat
like
a bird. - to eat very little
Sing
like
an angel. - To sing beautifully


Using 'like' or 'as' does not always mean a simile is being used.
Two things have to be
compared
in order for there to be a simile.
For example:
I like pizza =
Not a simile
My
face
looked like a
pizza
=
simile
Example:
The classroom
computer
was an old
dinosaur
. - The computer is old and outdated.

The
test
was a
piece of cake
. - The test was easy.

My
father
is a
rock
. - My father is a strong, reliable person.



Examples:
I will love you
forever
! - I love you lots

Mrs. Eissler is going to
kill
me! - She's going to be really mad

I can't walk, my house is a
million
miles away! - The
house is far
Example:
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)
Examples:
The wind
sang
her mournful song through the tree leaves. -
The wind was making noise as it rustled the leaves of the tree.

The Rain
kissed
my cheeks as it fell. -
The rain landed on my cheeks.

Love is

blind
.
- When you love someone you don't see their flaws.

Write down the figurative language examples in your notes:
Visual/Eyes
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 .
Sound/Ears
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.
Touch
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.
Smell
The sweet smell of the gardenias was so strong it was like walking into a wall of scent.
Taste
The sour, salty pickle made her mouth pucker
Feelings
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.
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