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Copy of Figurative Language

Exploring the different types of Figurative Language

Daisy Gonzalez

on 8 October 2014

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Transcript of Copy of Figurative Language

Whenever you describe something by comparing it with something else, you are using figurative language.
Any language is language that uses words or expressions with a meaning that is different from the literal interpretation.
Language that appeals to the senses. Descriptions of people or objects stated in terms of our senses.
The grimy scraps
Of withered leaves about your feet
The winter evening settles down
With smell of steaks in passageways
A figure of speech which involves a direct comparison between two unlike things, usually with the words like or as.
The look my boyfriend gave me was as cold as ice.
The ill child ate like a bird.
A figure of speech which involves an implied comparison between two relatively unlike things using a form of be. The comparison is not announced by like or as.
The road was a ribbon of moonlight.
life is a rollercoaster.
Repeated consonant sounds occurring at the beginning of words or within words.
Alliteration is used to create melody, establish mood, call attention to important words, and point out similarities and contrasts.
wide-eyed and wondering while we wait for others to waken.
A figure of speech which gives the qualities of a person to an animal, an object, or an idea.
The stars danced playfully in the moonlit sky.
The flowers waltzed in the gentle breeze.
The use of words that mimic sounds.
A string of syllables the author has made up to represent the way a sound really sounds.
An exaggerated statement used to heighten effect.
It is used to emphasize a point.
I've told you a million times!
I'm so hungry, I could eat a horse right now.
Types of Figurative Language
Figurative Language
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