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Figurative Language

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Ella Hoppy

on 20 January 2014

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Transcript of Figurative Language

Figurative Language
A simile is used when you are comparing two unlike things using the words like or as.
When you use a metaphor, you are comparing two unlike things without using the words like or as
Personification is when you give human qualities to a non-living thing
An onomatopoeia uses a word or words to mimic or describe a sound.
A hyperbole uses exaggeration in writing for extra effect
An oxymoron is a figure of speech that combines two normally contradictory terms.
Alisa Varughese
An imagery is the use of language that engages the five senses
Alliteration is a group of words that start with the same consonant
Denotation is the literal, dictionary definition of a word
"You change your mind like a girl changes clothes." is a lyric in this song that is considered a simile
He's an angry elf." is comparing the size of that man and an elf making it a metaphor.
Finding Nemo is a movie filled with personification because its mainly about talking fish!
The sounds of the goat is an onomatopoeia.
" You know I'd walk a thousand miles if I could just see you tonight." is a hyperbole because you really can't walk a thousand miles!
Examples of oxymorons in this song include pretty ugly, student teacher, same difference, etc.
The use of all those Vs in his "introduction" make it an alliteration.
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