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FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE

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Transcript of FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE

FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE
Literal Language
Words that mean exactly
what they say.


What is it?
&
Where can it be found?

Meaning
Comparing the qualities of two unlike things to achieve a creative effect.

Example
Her hair is silk. (texture)
The truck is a monster. (size and strength)

Metaphor

Meaning
A figure of speech comparing two unlike things that is often introduced by like or as.

Example
The many-colored fish is like a rainbow.
Her smile is as bright as the sun.

Simile

Meaning
Giving something human qualities.

Example
The smoke grabbed hold of my nose.
The green light shouted at me to go.

Personification

Meaning
When you make reference to something from history, literature, current events, or popular culture.

Example
When Jane looked into the greenhouse she thought that she had entered the Garden of Eden.

Allusion

Let 's look
at some of these.
now let's

review

Do you think

you have

it?
That's what
I thought.

Then you need to

up for directions
Is there more figurative language?
Some, may even
call these sound
devises.

You may even know some.
you will be responsible for these too:)
Meaning
The repetition of words that start with the same consonant sound
Example
Some silly students sing sad songs.

1. Alliteration

Meaning
The repetition of vowel sounds within words, but not
the surrounding consonant sounds





Example
How is the brown
cow bowing down?

2. Assonance



Meaning
The loose repetition of consonant sounds at the ends of words or syllables











Example
All tall mammals have five ways to live or survive


3. Consonance

Meaning
Naming a thing or an action by imitating the sound it makes.

Examples

Woof
Boom
Hiss
Buzz

4. Onomatopoeia

Meaning
The sounds are not always exactly the same
The repetition of similar sounds
The spelling does not have to be the same


5. Rhyme

Meaning
When the sounds that rhyme are exactly the same sounds.

Example


Hat, cat
Free, bee

6. Exact Rhyme

Meaning
When the words repeat some sounds, but are not exact echoes

Example
Mean, fine
Rate, bet
Life, die
Beef, streets

7. Approximate Rhyme / Half Rhyme

Meaning
When the rhymes come at the end of the lines
Example
Where in this book
do you think I should look?

Every day I look at the sky.
I think of my life and ask myself why.

8. End Rhymes

Meaning
Rhymes that occur within a line of poetry

Example
I set my hat on the mat
I was a fool who skipped school

9. Internal Rhymes

Listen
Check it
out.
Did you know there are more than one type of rhyme?

Review
One more literary devise you will need to know.
Irony
Example: "She has a bee in her bonnet," meaning "she is obsessed,"
cannot be literally translated into another language word for word.

An idiom or idiomatic expression refers to a construction or expression in one language
that cannot be matched or directly translated word-for-word in another language.

Idioms

out anyway!
But get your
Examples

Thinking, linking Bake, cake

Frog, hog

high, sky Mine, fine

Keep practicing!

2nd stop
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