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Figurative Language

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Neelan Mahadevan

on 10 May 2011

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Transcript of Figurative Language

Figurative language Most people think that figurative language is like a western
accent. Types of figurative language Simile Metaphor Onomatopoeia alliteration personification Hyperbole Simile:
A type of figurative language
that has "like" or "as" in it. Example: He ate like he hadn't ate
in 5 years. Metaphor:
describing a word without
"like" or "as". Example: He was taller than
Mt. Everest. Onomatopoeia:
words that describe sounds. Example: they collided with a Bang! alliteration:
using same letters
to start begining of words. Muscular man makes many
men mad. Hyperbole:
an exaggerated description.

I ate a TON
of ice cream yesterday. Personification:
describing a non-human
thing with human abilities. My dog is a couch
potatoe. Quiz:What is a Metaphor? Q: What is a hyperbole? Q: What is personafication? Q: What is a Onomatopoeia? Q: what is a simile? Last one: what is alliteration? Thanks for Watching!
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