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Navigating our way through Figurative Language!
Transcript of Navigating our way through Figurative Language!
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Figurative language is a word or phrase that does not have an everyday, literal meaning
Authors will use figurative language for comparison and dramatic purposes
There are many types of figurative language.
What examples can YOU think of?!
An idiom is an expression common to a particular culture that does not mean what it literally says. You have to learn the meanings of idioms, just like you learn the meanings of words.
It's raining cats and dogs! (Turn and share what you think this may mean.)
Also think about:
I am feeling a little under the weather
I think I have bit off more than I can chew.
Figurative Language, what is it?
Alliteration is repeated consonant sounds at the beginning of words, OR within a word.
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
wide-eyed and wondering while we wait for others to waken
Alliteration is very significant to poetry and plays several roles.
It provides a work with musical rhythms.
Poems that use alliteration are read and recited with more interest and appeal.
Poems with alliteration can be easier to memorize.
Alliteration lends structure, flow, and beauty to any piece of writing.
A hyperbole is an exaggerated statement.
An example: "My book bag weighs a ton!"
Your listeners understand you are exagerting in order to make a point.
"You could have knocked me over with a feather."
Take a look at this hyperbole poem:
An onomatopoeia is a word that sounds like its meaning.
"The burning wood hissed and crackled."
BAM!! BOOM!! WHOOSH! MEOW! OINK! WACK!
These are only a few examples. Can YOU think of a few?!
His bark breaks the sound barrier
His nose is as cold as an ice box.
A wag of his tail causes hurricanes
His jumping causes falling rocks.
He eats a mountain of dog food
And drinks a water fall dry.
But though he breaks the bank
He’s the apple of my eye.
What is the author saying about his dog?
Read each hyperbole and explain the literal language.
Literal=what is really being said
Personification is giving human characteristics to objects, animals, and ideas
The sun played hide and seek with the clouds!
The sky was full of dancing stars!
Similes are comparisons using LIKE or AS
Stacy's smile was as bright as the sun.
It's as clean as a whistle.
You've been as busy as a bee!
Metaphors are comparisons WITHOUT using like or as
You are a couch potato.
He has a heart of gold.