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Figurative Language

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Hanna Nachtigal

on 17 September 2014

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Transcript of Figurative Language

definition- obvious and intentional exaggeration
Examples
As light as a feather
Slept like a log
She hung her head like
a dying flower
definition- a comparison of two thing using the words "like or as"
Simile
personification
Examples-
The wind whispered through the trees
fear knocked on the door
the flowers were crying for my attention
By:Hanna Nachtigal
Figurative Language
Metaphor
Definition-a comparison without using "like or as"
Examples:
My heart swelled with a
sea of tears
The clouds sailed across the sky
I was lost in a sea of nameless faces
definition-giving a non-human object a human characteristic
Examples-
I was so embarrassed, I thought I might faint
He is as skinny as a toothpick
She was as thirsty enough to drink a river dry
Alliteration
definition-the repetition of consonant sound at the beginning of words
Examples
“Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers"
Allie's aunt ate apples and acorns around August
Irony
Definition-the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning
Examples
a pilot with a fear of heights
the thieves robbed the police station
fireman's house caught on fire
Idioms
definition-an expression whose meaning is not predictable from the usual meanings of its constituent elements
-an expression whose meaning is not predictable from the usual meanings of its constituent elements
Examples
Go with the flow.
Meaning: To conform or go along with whatever happens
Killing two birds with one stone
Meaning: Completing two tasks with one process or action
kicked the bucket
Meaning: Your dead
Hyperbole
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