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Copy of Copy of Figurative Language

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Kristal Goodell

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Transcript of Copy of Copy of Figurative Language

Figurative Language
Any language that goes beyond the literal meanging of the words in order to provide new effects or fresh insight.
Figurative language is used everyday:
TV shows & commercials
Movies
Magazine advertisements
Music
Poems
How we talk to each other
Simile
Metaphor
Personification
Hyperbole
Synesthesia
Irony
Onomatopoeia
Assonance
Alliteration
Symbolism
Types of Figurative Language
Simile
Comparing two unlike things using "like" or "as"
You look like five miles of bad road
Metaphor
Comparing two unlike things not using "like" or "as
"
The Lord is my shepard.
Personification
Hyperbole
Synesthesia
Assigning human traits to non-human objects
The toilet was calling my name.
Deliberate & obvious over-exaggeration
He hit me so hard my whole family fell down!
a deliberate confusion of the senses used for effect
That fart hung in the air like a purple fog
"Amazing grace how sweet the sound . . ."
That tie is so loud it is busting my eardrums
Irony
When the words say one thing but mean another. Sarcasm tends to rely on verbal irony.
When my boyfriend stole my rent money and took my car to Florida, I realized he was a real keeper.
Onomatopoeia
A word that sounds like it means.
Assonance
Repetition of a vowel sound
The sound of the hound was bound to drive me crazy.
Alliteration
Repetition of a beginning consonant sound
Symbolism
Something that represents or stands for something else.
Assignment:
Complete the Figurative Language Exercise Sheet given in class. Use this presentation for definitions and examples, but not for your assigned sentences!
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