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Transcript of Figurative Language
For nearly a year, I sopped around the house, the Store, the school, and the church, like an old biscuit, dirty and inedible.
~ I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Simile- A comparison between two unlike things using words such as
My Example- Her hair was as golden as the sun.
Personification- A figure of speech in which an object or animal is spoken of as if it had human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes.
My Example- The tree smiled at me as I walked along the yellow- brick road.
Hyperbole- An obvious exaggeration not to be taken literally
My Example- His house was the size of a postage stamp!
Metaphor- A comparison between two unlike things in which one thing becomes anther.
My Example- Her hair is the sun.
By Taylor Johnson
A rock, a river, a tree.
~On The Pulse Of Morning
The dark sky, filled
with angry swirling
~ The Treasure of
Then they closed the door and heard the gigantic sound of rain falling in tons and avalanches everywhere and forever.
~ All Summer in a Day
Alliteration-The repetition of consonant sounds in words that are close together
My Example- She sells sea shells.
Am I wrong (am I wrong)
For thinking that we could be something for real?
(oh yeah yeah yeah oh)
~ Am I Wrong
Onomatopoeia- The use of words that sound like their meaning.
My Example- Buzz, zoom, pow!
There was a flash of nearby lightening, and
soon large drops of rain splashed onto his jeans.
~ The treasure of Lemon Brown