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Copy of Figurative Language
Transcript of Copy of Figurative Language
is a technique that writers use to help readers visualize, or see, what the writer is thinking.
It is language that creates a picture in the readers mind.
The ones you need to know are:
Comparing two unlike things using the words "LIke" or "As"
Giving non-human objects human characteristics
comparing two unlike things NOT using the words "like" or "As"
Usually uses words like "is" "was" "am" " be" etc.
A word that imitates a noise or an action
Willow and Ginkgo
The willow is like an etching,
Fine-lined against the sky.
The ginkgo is like a crude sketch,
Hardly worthy to be signed.
The willow’s music is like a soprano,
Delicate and thin.
The ginkgo’s tune is like a chorus
With everyone joining in.
The willow is sleek as a velvet-nosed calf;
The ginkgo is leathery as an old bull.
The willow’s branches are like silken thread;
The ginkgo’s like stubby rough wool.
The Cat & The Fiddle
Hey diddle, Diddle,
The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon;
The little dog laughed
To see such sport,
And the dish ran away with the spoon.
By Mother Goose
The wind is now
a roaring, smashing
monster of destruction,
raking all man's work
from the valleys,
from the vales,
and sends them spinning,
broken flying -
You have 15 minutes to come up with as many similes and metaphors for the word I give you!
You will get 1 point for each simile and 2 points for each metaphor
His feet were as big as boats.
The first rays of morning tiptoed through the meadow.
The bar of soap was a slippery eel during the dog’s bath.
Which figurative language is used in each of these examples?
The Hockey Game
30 seconds 'til the game is over.
There goes the puck!
The puck is heading for the goal!
Game over! Lummis wins!
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