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Figurative Language

Sixth Grade introduction to figurative language.

Julia Orr

on 22 October 2011

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Transcript of Figurative Language

Figurative Language noun; a method of communication either spoken or written adjective; departing from the literal use of words metaphor simile alliteration onomatopoeia a barrel of monkeys as cold as ice buzz crack She sells sea shells by the sea shore. a comparison using like or as definition here a figure of speech comparing two unlike things that is often introduced by like or as (as in cheeks like roses) she's as fierce as a tiger a figure of speech in which a word or phrase literally denoting one kind of object or idea is used in place of another to suggest a likeness or analogy between them (as in drowning in money) She was drowning in paperwork. the repetition of usually initial consonant sounds in two or more neighboring words or syllables (as wild and woolly, threatening throngs) the naming of a thing or action by a vocal imitation of the sound associated with it (as buzz, hiss); the use of words whose sound suggests the sense
What is it? personification
similie personification assonance hyperbole attribution of personal qualities; especially : representation of a thing or abstraction as a person or by the human form The trees were dancing in the wind. extravagant exaggeration (as “mile-high ice-cream cones”) repetition of vowel sounds in a line of text Fleet feet sweep by sleeping geese Extra Practice Go to the website http://www.quia.com/hm/80390.html
and test your figurative language skills.
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