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Copy of Figurative Language

Introduction to key vocabluary words/elements of figurative language.

Melissa Davis

on 7 March 2011

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How could we use personification to describe nature? Hint: The wind whispered through the trees. What is it? Onomatopoeia is
a word that imitates the sound
it is describing Use alliteration to fill in the blank Draw a cartoon about school or your favorite sport that includes a hyperbole (You might draw and exaggerate a humerous situation that you saw or were a part of the action.). Put the hyperbole in a different color so that it is obvious to your teacher. Use onompatopoeia to describe
each action or thing Use words that start with the letter "B":

The ________ bear ate ________ while ________ in the_______. Use words that start with the letter "S":

_______ Sally saw _________ on the __________. Use words that start with the letter "D":

The ________ dog ______ for ________ in the ______. Now it's your turn to use figurative language on your own Let's try using figurative language together :-) Simile is
a comparrison between
two things using "like" or "as". Hyperbole is
big exaggeration,
usually with humor Hyperbole is a figure of speech which is an exaggeration. Persons often use expressions such as "I nearly died laughing," "I was hopping mad," and "I tried a thousand times." Such statements are not literally true, but people make them to sound impressive or to emphasize something, such as a feeling, effort, or reaction.

Imagery is
words that create a mental picture by appealing to the five senses - what you see, smell, taste, hear, and feel •He fumed and charged like an angry bull.
•He fell down like an old tree falling down in a storm.
•The taste of that first defeat was bitter indeed.
•He felt like the flowers were waving him a hello.
•The eery silence was shattered by her scream.
•After that first sale, his cash register never stopped ringing.
•The sky looked like the untouched canvas of an artist.
Idiom is when the literal meaning is different than the implied meaning - sometimes called a "saying". Figurative
Language Figurative Language is used everyday:

TV shows & commercials
Magazine Advertisements
How we talk to each other Whenever you describe something by comparing it with something else, you are using figurative language. Figurative language is language that goes beyond the literal meaning of words in order to give the reader a different perspective about an idea or subject. Personification is
giving an animal or object
human-like characteristics. Examples of Personification:

• The flowers begged for water.
• The wind whispered softly in the night.
• Lightning danced across the sky.
• The sun played hide and seek with the clouds. Examples of Alliteration in Tongue Twisters:

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
Did Peter Piper pick a peck of pickled peppers?
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?

Betty Botter bought some butter,
"But," she said, "this butter's bitter.
If I bake this bitter butter,
It will make my batter bitter.
But a bit of better butter -
That would make my batter better."
So she bought a bit of butter,
Better than her bitter butter,
And she baked it in her batter,
And the batter was not bitter.
So 'twas better Betty Botter
Bought a bit of better butter. Alliteration is
the repetition of the same consonant sound at the beginning of a group of consecutive or closely connected words How does red:
look? How does blue:
look? Use imagery to describe colors Metaphor is
a comparrison between
two things without using "like" or "as". How does yellow:
look? Onomatopoeia is when the sound of the word is it's meaning Figurative Language Assignment: Creating an Advertisement Using Figurative Language

Task: Using your understanding and
knowledge of figurative language, you are
going to create a product (or use an already
existing product) and an advertisement that incorporates at least two figures of speech.

1. Decide on a product for which you want to develop an advertisement. Some suggestions might be: sneakers, a soft drink, candy, cereal, clothing brand, etc. Consider that the audience is someone your own age.
2. Create a name for your product, or use an already existing product.
3. Design a slogan, or “catchy phrase”.
4. Incorporate figurative language into the product name, slogan, or overall ad.
5. On the back of the poster, identify what types of figures of speech are used in your advertisement, including their definitions. Types of Figurative Language Simile
Imagery How do you determine what kind of Figurative Language it is? Is it a comparrison between two things? Yes No Does it use "like" or "as"? Yes No Simile Metaphor Does it overly exaggerate? Yes No Hyperbole Is it an object
doing human things? Yes No Personification Is repeating sounds? Yes No Alliteration Onomatpoeia Yes No Is it using sound
to express the meaning
of the word?
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