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Figurative Language

English Homework
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Michelle Oja

on 10 September 2014

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Transcript of Figurative Language

Miss Evans
Figurative Language
Oxymoron
Music Example
Oxymoron
Examples
Imagery
This Poem is a great example of imagery for example

air has been transformed, taking on delicious savor

We can see the first buds protruding from extended limbs
Imagery
Music Example
Simile
Music example
They both describes the fellow their dating as a, " beautiful liar"
Oxymoron
Imagery
True Lies
Wise Fool
Spend Thrift
These are examples of oxymorons
The Beatles are creating a fantastic image with words
Poem Example
Simile
Poem example
Simile
A combination of two opposite or contradictory
terms in one expression.
Oxymoron
Imagery
A group of words that paints or creates a picture in the readers mind; usually it employs one or more of the five senses to do so
Is a
comparison
using
like, as,

and synonyms
of those words
Simile
Selena is
comparing
how much she loves whoever and how much she loves love songs.
"I-I love you
like
a love song baby"
My Dog Berkley
Black
as
midnight
Bad
as
the devil
With eyes
like
pieces of dark chocolate
He thinks he is the king of the world
He is much
like
a pig
My dog Birkley
(No author credit)
Symbolism
Any person object or action that has additional meaning beyond itself to represent or stand for a more abstract emotion or idea
Symbol
Music example
Symbol
He saying that the skateboard symbolizes freedom for the skater
Poem Example
Symbol
Frost is using gold to symbolize
newness, freshness, life
Hyperbole
Poem Example
Hyperbole
Music Example
Hyperbole
The complete stretching of the truth
something that is not suppose to be taken serious
Hyperbole
Till the seas go dry
when rocks melt with the sun
I was tickled to death
Her blood Boiled!
It happened one million times today
You took forever
Alliteration
Alliteration
Repeating the same sound at the beginning of several words.
Music Example
Alliteration
Alliteration
poem example
Beyonce' & Shakira Beautiful Liar
The Beatles Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
Selena Gomez *Love you like a love song
Taio Cruz *Break your heart
Alicia Keys *Girl on Fire
Just the freedom is better than breathing they said (they said)
And they escape route, they used to escape out
Lupe Fiasco Kick Push
Onomatopoeia
Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would not take the garbage out By Shel Silverstein
Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout
Prune pits , peach pits, orange peel
Like a
b
ig
b
ad wolf, I'm
b
orn to
b
e
b
ad and
b
ad
to the
b
one.
Onomatopoeia
Poem Example
Music Example
The Jackson 5 *Rockin' Robin
Onomatopoeia
The use of words that sound like the noises they describe
This girl is on fire
Saying a girl is on fire to indicate that she is powerful and unstoppable.
Says letter
B

words 7 times
They make a bird noises "Tweet Tweet"
(WHACK, BING, SWOOSH, ZIP, SCREECH)
Onomatopoeia
Eight Balloons no one was buyin'
All broke loose one afternoon.
Eight balloons with strings a-flyin'
Free to do what they wanted to
One flew up to touch the sun POP!
One thought highways might be fun POP!
One took a nap in a cactus pile POP!
One stayed to play with a careless child POP!
One tried to taste some bacon fryin' POP!
One fell in love with a porcupine POP!
One looked close in a crocodile"s mouth POP!
One sat around until his air ran out WHOOSH!
Eight balloons no one was buyin'
They broke loose and away they flew
Free to float and free to fly
And free to pop where they wanted to.
Cellophane flowers of yellow and green
Towering over your head;
Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes,
And she’s gone.
(Skillet)
(Selena Gomez)
(Green Day)
(Tiao Cruz)
(Gym Class Heroes)
(DIDDYDIRTYMONEY)
Music Videos From
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Images from
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images
The Start Of Spring

It is the first day of spring
Not officially, of course.
The air has been transformed,
taking on delicious savor.
Nature, it seems, abides by
no earthly calendar.
A fragrant scent replaces
the lifeless, icy chill.
Like a rite of the new season
the air hints at baseball.
As if on cue, we run home
to retrieved our mitts,
awakening them from
a long winter's slumber.
The trees are in bloom
We can see the first buds
protruding from extended limbs
Life has returned to our little town
Smiles abound
All is as it should be
Nothing Gold Can Stay
By Robert Frost

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
Other examples:
Allusion
Allusion Examples
You think you got game like Lebron....
She was the Martha Stewart of our quiet little dorm
I don't rock molly... I rock Tom Ford.


Taylor Swift's Love Story
This is an ALLUSION to the play "Romeo & Juliet
Allusion is a brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance
METAPHOR
METAPHOR is a comparison between two unalike objects without using like or as. It is when one object is another.
Metaphor
Examples of Metaphors
Tumbleweeds are lost children of the desert
The dog has a sandpaper tongue!
Katy Perry "Firework"
The song is comparing the person's (baby) personality to a firework. Katy Perry is saying their personality shines.
...Baby you're a firework come on show them what you're worth...
PERSONIFICATION-
Giving a non-human entity human-like qualities
Examples of PERSONIFICATION-
The walls were talking to me.

The angry sea screamed its disgust at the bobbing ship with it's fists of waves.
Common, the rapper, wrote a song about hip-hop and how he had watched it grow and change over the years. Throughout the song, however, he refers to it as a girl, "H.E.R."
The song is called "I Used to Love H.E.R."
PERSONIFICATION
PUN
PUNS an intentional use of a
word or phrase suggesting two meanings at the same time.
Examples of Puns:
I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. It's impossible to put down.

I'm glad I know sign language its pretty handy
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