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Figures of Speech

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Christine Weeks

on 14 September 2017

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Figures of Speech
Figures of Speech
the comparison of two unlike things saying that one IS the other.

the comparison of two unlike things using LIKE, AS, or THAN.
Examples of a Simile
Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get.
Faster than a cheetah, the teacher rushed to school.
Examples of a Metaphor:
School is a prison.
You are the apple of my eye.
the repetition of similar sounds at the beginning of consecutive words.
Examples of Alliteration

She sells sea shells at the sea shore.
Peter picked a peck of pickled peppers.
giving human traits to something that is not human
Examples of Personification
The water jumped out of the drinking fountain and got me all wet.
The tree gave me a giant hug as I climbed up it.
the word sounds like the noise that is made.
Examples of Onomatopoeia
Snapping your fingers
screeching tires of a car
whistling rain
Examples of Hyperbole
My mother will kill me when she sees my report card tonight!
I am so hungry I could eat a horse!
It is as hot as the sun outside!
Let's Practice! Choose the correct figure of speech.
1. Jill is playing outside and she looks as happy as a clown!
2. The bird flew through the rustling & whistling trees.
3. Adam is so hungry he could eat an entire cow!
4. Having dessert after dinner is heaven on earth.
5. Sarah sat sideways on the park bench.
6. The sprinkler jumped out of the ground sprayed water all over the kids.

How did you do??
Commonly used expression whose intended meaning is different from its literal meaning
Example of Idiom
Drop me a line.
Let’s call it a day.
Hold your horses.

when an author makes a reference to an event or figure.

My grade is sinking like the Titanic.
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