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Figurative Language

Figurative Language for Harrison Bergeron
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Hamda Albloushi

on 8 December 2014

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Transcript of Figurative Language

Figurative Language
Onomatopoeia
Definition:
Words that recreate a sound.
Hyperbole
Definition:
Exaggerated language.
Personification
Definition:
To give human qualities to non-human objects.
Analysis:
Alliteration
Definition:
The use of the same sound or letter at the beginning of words in a sentence or poem.
Simile
Definition:
A way of comparing two things by using "like" and "as".
Metaphor
Definition:
A way of comparing two things by stating that one this IS the other.
(Does not use the words "like" or "as".
Example of Alliteration:
*Sally sells seashells by the seashore.
*Alia ate apples all afternoon.

Example From The Text:
*"Red, Rubber" (Vonnegut.Pg.4)
*"Clanking,Clownish" (Vonnegut. Pg.4)
Examples of Onomatopoeia:
Example From The Text:
*"Huh" said George. (Vonnegut Pg.1)
*"Um," said George. (Vonnegut Pg.2)

Example of Hyperbole:
*"I've told you million times."
*"I had a ton of homework."
*"She is as skinny as a toothpick."
*"World's best cup of coffee."
Example of Personification:
* The stars winked at me.
* The bees played hide and seek with the flowers as they buzzed from one to another.

Examples From The Text:
*"The photograph of Harrison Bergeron on the screen jumped again and again." ( Vonnegut. Pg.4)
*"for many was the time his own home had danced to the same crashing tune" (Vonnegut. Pg.4)
Examples of Simile:
*"Cute as a kitten."
*"As busy as a bee."
*"As black as coal."
Example From The Text:
*"Sounded like somebody hitting a milk bottle with a ball peen hammer." (Vonnegut. Pg.1)
*"The bar snapped like celery". (Vonnegut. Pg.4)
*"Harrison looked like a walking junkyard." (Vonnegut. Pg.3)

*They leaped like deer on the moon."(Vonnegut. Pg.5)

Examples of Metaphor:
Examples From The Text:
*"... a little mental handicap radio in his ear. He was required by law to wear it all times.It was tuned to a government transmitter. Every 20 seconds or so, the transmitter would send out sharp noise to keep people like George from taking unfair advantage of their brains." (Vonnegut. Pg.1)

*"Her voice was a warm, luminous, timeless melody." (Vonnegut. Pg.3)

*"In the race of life, Harrison carried three hundred pounds." (Vonnegut. Pg.3)

*"The rest of Harrison's appearance was halloween and hardware." (Vonnegut. Pg.3)


*Ms. Amber is a shining star.
*The snow is a white blanket.
*Time is money.

*"Harrison tore the straps of his handicap harness like wet tissue paper..." (Vonnegut. Pg.4)
"A buzzer sounded in George’s head. His thoughts fled in panic, like bandits from a burglar alarm."
The author used simile to compare George's thoughts and bandits. This helps to reveal the characters feelings.This makes George feeling uncomfortable because the buzzer controls his thinking. This quote develop the theme of the story of everyone being equal. The buzzer represents the ways in which people are controlled. The author used descriptive words to describe George's thoughts this entertains the reader. It also helps to depict the situation easily in the reader's mind.
Her voice was a warm, luminous, timeless melody.
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Think Carefully!
The author used metaphor to compare the ballerina's voice and melody. This show us that the ballerina's have a weak personality. People with great abilities were controlled by the government such as controlling the ballerina's voice, this was a very unfair for them.
The photograph of Harrison Bergeron on the screen jumped again and again, as though dancing to the tune of an earthquake.
The author used personification which he gave human qualities such as jumping photograph. The author tried to reveal the characters feelings toward Harrison appearance. Harrison looked like a junkyard, he looked so ugly. The appearance of Harrison on stage shows that he have a strong personality. This shows how the government controls the people. The government try to show equality by controlling Harrison's abilities.
They leaped like deer on the moon.
The author use simile to compare the ballerina and the deer. The ballerina is graceful she is dancing, floating and jumping with happiness, this describes freedom. Harrison and the ballerina sacrificed themselves for freedom. In this society the freedom hardly exists because everything was controlled by the government.
Thank You For Listening!!
Done By: Alia, Almaha, Deema, Hamda
Grade: 10.3
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