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Figurative Language

Cat Scratch Fever

Chris Hufford

on 15 October 2012

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Transcript of Figurative Language

Metaphor Examples: -The Sky is a snotty handkerchief -Darker than night A way of speaking, in which you compare two or more things by using words such as "Like" or "As". Simile Examples: Figurative Language -He eats like a pig. -Her nose looks like a beak. Substitutes a part for a whole or a whole for a part. Synecdoche Examples: -The word "wheels" refers to a vehicle. - The word "heads" is used to substitute the word cattle. Metonymy replaces a word with one that is closely associated with it. Examples: -The restaurant, refers to the staff. Metonymy -Silver fox, for an attractive old man. Gives none human objects, animals ect. human characteristics. Personification Examples: -The fire ran wild. -The phone awakened with a mighty ring. An Oxymoron is a combination of two words that are opposites. Oxymoron Examples: -Random order -Run slowly -Light darkness An onomatopoeia is a sound made to represent a word. Onomatopoeia Assonance is the repetition of vowel sounds to create rhyming within a sentence or phrase. Assonance Example: Examples: - Moo refers to cows.
- Meow refers to cats. -The crUmpling thUnder of seas. An alliteration repeats the letter and first syllabal of a word throughout the entire sentence. Alliteration A pun, also called paronomasia, sometimes correct, but mostly used with humor word play. Pun Examples: -Peter piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. -How much wood could a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood? Parallelism Examples: -I love sign language, it's quite handy.
-riding an escalator is always a step up from staying on the same level. Example: - "Fred rode the elevator Josh rode the elevator, Tim rode the elavator" converts to "Fred, Josh, and Tim all rode the elevator." Repeating a statement, phrase, ect. Repetition - "Ethan got hit by a bus, Gavin got hit by a bus, Gabreal got hit by a bus" converts to "Ethan, Gavin and Gabrial all got hit by a bus." Apostrophe Examples:
-Cantalope Cantalope Cantalope -Watermelon Watermelon Watermelon -That solitUde which sUits abstrUser mUsings. An exagerated statement not meant to be taken as a litteral statement. Hyperbole Examples: Example: - I'm so hungry I could eat a horse. - twinkle twinkle little star, how i wonder what you are.

- as the day sun cooked me. -She's as big as a house. A commonly understood subject or emotional association that some word or phrase carries, in addition to the words meaning. Connotation To indirectly refer to something, or imply something. Allusion Examples: Example: -home would be called "a place of warmth and comfort" It has rained so long, it seems as though it has rained for 40 days and nights I was not born in a manger. I was actually born on Krypton and sent here by my father, Jor-el, to save the Planet Earth. A way of comparing two things WITHOUT using the words like or as. a way of talking about something non-existing or not present as if it was present. Similarity in two or more words, or phrases combined together.
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