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Figurative Language

A lesson in figurative language based on the song "Gold" by Britt Nicole


on 25 February 2013

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Transcript of Figurative Language

Figurative Language A way an author can make his or her writing more interesting. Figurative Language A comparison using "like" or "as" A comparison of two unlike objects that is directly stated. It does not use "like" or "as". Metaphor Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally Hyperbole Giving human-like characteristics to nonhuman objects Personification The repetition of beginning consonant sounds Alliteration The use of words that imitate sounds Onomatopoeia Simile Watch the video.

Listen for examples of figurative language. Repetition Repeating words or phrases for emphasis So hold your head up high, it's your time to shine
Whatever you've been told, you're worth more than gold
You're a king you're a queen inside and out
But the truth is that we're all diamonds in the rough
You glow like the moon, you shine like the stars
From the inside out it shows, you're worth more than gold
(Gold gold, you're gold)
You're worth more than gold
(Gold gold you're gold)
Of all the stars out tonight, you shine brighter
Words like those won't steal your glow,
You're one in a million
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