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Haunted House Figurative Language

Students explore a haunted house for quick refresher on figurative language.
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Erin Smith

on 27 October 2016

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Transcript of Haunted House Figurative Language

Haunted House
Figurative Language

Alliteration
Hyperbole
Metaphor
Onomatopoeia
Personification
Simile

The moon danced among the clouds.
The freaky, furry,
furious bat
ferociously flew
past the cupola.
The tree branches
reached out with
clawing fingers.
If you go out at this hour, you may cower in fear of the night's power.
The jack-o-lantern glowed like a thousand fireflies.
The moon was a lantern in the night sky.
The house loomed over me like a mountain, as I stood at the gate.
Halloween scares the life out of me!
*** Compares two things

*** Uses
like
or
as
to make the comparison
SIMILE
METAPHOR
**** Compares two unlike things



*** DOES NOT use like or as
Alliteration
Repeated consonant sounds occurring at the beginning of words or within words.
Personification
A figure of speech which gives the qualities of a person to an animal, an object, or an idea.

Onomatopoeia
The use of words that mimic sounds.
EXAMPLE- The crackling of twigs over the flickering fire.

The Jack-o-lantern exploded like a firecracker going ka-boom!
Hyperbole
Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
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