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Figurative Language

8 types of figurative language.

Kem Forbus

on 29 April 2010

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Transcript of Figurative Language

Figurative Language Similes make comparisons
using like or as. My dad is like a big teddy bear. Metaphor -- a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance. A metaphor is like a simile but it doesn't use like or as. My dad is a teddy bear. Alliteration: Repetition of a beginning consonant sound Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. Assonance: Repetition
of a vowel sound The sound of the hound was bound to make me crazy. Hyperbole: Exaggeration I am so hungry; I could eat a horse. Personification:
Giving human qualities to something that is not human. The cars danced across the icy road. Onomatopoeia: A word that sounds like what it means. Buzz! Boom! Wham! Symbolism: Something that represents or stands for something else. The American flag is a symbol of the United States and its democratic ideals. Irony: Something that is unexpected. You sell your car to buy the new one
you wanted, but the one you wanted
had already been sold by that time. Imagery: Language that appeals to the senses. The cracking splinters of glass
were scattered on the streaked, dingy floor. What is figurative language? Any language that goes beyond the
literal meaning of the words in
order to provide new effects or
fresh insights.
Let's see if you can identify types of figurative language. The man was as round as a beach ball.
Is this an example of a simile or a metaphor? Simile Metaphor I use to walk to school up hill both ways in 5ft. of snow.
This is an example of what type of figurative language? Assonance Hyperbole The flowers danced along the sidewalk.
This is an example of what type of figurative language? Personification Metaphor She is the silver lining to a gray cloud.
This is an example of what type of figuartive language? Metaphor Simile
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