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Figures of Speech

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Transcript of Figures of Speech

Metaphors are similar to similes but not quite. Similes are comparing two things, a metaphor is when you say one thing is another.
Figures of Speech
The simile is probably the most common figure of speech as it is very easy to write. A simile is basically comparing two things together using like or as.
Irony is a phrase that uses sarcasm. It is ironic because what you expect to happen, doesn't happen, in fact the opposite of what you expected to happen, happened.
Where can we find Figures of Speech?
There are many places where we can find figures of speech, here are just some examples:
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By: Jacqueline Diep
What is a Figure of Speech?

Figures of speech are expressions that are nonliteral and don't actually mean what they sound like. We use figures of speech on an everyday basis. You see figures of speech everywhere, like in songs, books, and tv shows. Figures of speech bring humor into our literature and conversation. There are many types of figures of speech such as, metaphors, puns, hyperboles, etc, which you will learn about later on.
-Pop culture
-Motivational speakers

She whipped her hair like Willow Smith.
Her skin was as soft as a sheep's wool.
Kevin roared like a tiger.

Here are a few examples of similes:
Here are a few examples of metaphors:
He was a dragon, fast and swift.
Her eyes were beads with no expression.
They were twigs, so skinny and fragile.
Examples of metaphors in songs:

Here are a few examples of irony:
An angel hit me hard in the head and lead me to my death.
She is so skinny, but she eats McDonald's everyday.
I didn't do my project until the night before the deadline, but still got an A+.
More examples of Irony:
Hyperboles are phrases that use exaggeration.
I was so hungry I ate like 500 tacos yesterday.
I'm gonna die in bed once I finish this project.
I have waited a thousand years to meet you.
Here are some examples of Hyperboles:
lol that ain't no exaggeration.

One Direction
Gym Class Heroes and Adam Levine
Demi Lovato
My brain

This was a presentation made by Jacqueline Diep. (A member of the Ratchet Grandmas.)
Examples of similes in songs:
"You can break everything I am, like I'm made of glass, like I'm made of paper."
"I'm gonna miss you like a child misses their blanket."
"Baby, you light up my world like nobody else."
"I'm half a man at best, with half an arrow in my chest."
"My heart's a stereo, it beats for you so listen close."
"Baby I can see your halo, you know you're my saving grace."
My horrible drawings that are
to represent Hyperboles:
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