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Figurative Language Project

by Kenny Nguyen October 9, 2012
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Simile an expressed comparison of unlike things in which the words like, as, resembles, or similar to are used. Examples: The boy ran as fast as a rabbit. (Original Sentence) The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. (Matthew 13:44) "Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there!" (State Farm) "Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." (Forrest Gump) Metaphor an implied comparison in which one thing is described in terms of another Examples: I am the Good Shepherd. (John 10:11) Life is a journey. (Original Sentence) Baby, you're a firework! (Katy Perry) Figurative Language Project by Kenny Nguyen
October 9, 2012 Juliet is the sun. (Romeo and Juliet) Personification a comparison in which human qualities are given to an inanimate object or animal Examples: 1 2 The Ferrari roared to life when I started the engine. (Original Sentence) The Lord said, "What have you done? Listen! Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground. (Genesis 4:10) The hills shall break forth before you into singing; and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. (Isaiah 55:12) Fear knocked on the door. Faith answered. There was no one there. (famous proverb) Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Hyperbole an exaggeration used in poetry to emphasize a truth So easy a caveman can do it. (Geico) Examples: My feet were about to fall off after walking that trail. (Original Example) If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away... (Matthew 5:29) "Look into your heart, and you'll find that the sky is yours." (Jason Mraz, "I'm Yours") "Today was a fairytale." Taylor Swift Examples: Examples: My feet were about to fall off after hiking that trail. (Original Sentence) If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away... (Matthew 5:29) And I will love thee still, my dear, till a' the seas gang dry. (Robert Burns, "A Red, Red Rose") Today was a fairytale. (Taylor Swift) Figurative Language
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Pop Culture ONOMATOPOEIA! Special topic.... using words which sound like what they mean [it is also used a lot in writing comics or to emphasize the action] Examples: The ducks quacked at us as we walked by. (Original Sentence) Snap, Crackle, Pop! (Rice Krispies) R-i-i-i-p! I grit my teeth as Venia, a woman with aqua hair and gold tattoos above her eyebrows, yanks a strip of fabric from my leg, tearing out the hair beneath it. (Katniss Everdeen, "The Hunger Games") "Katniss, the girl who was on fire." (Cinna, "The Hunger Games") Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter, in there stepped a stately Raven of the saintly days of yore... ("The Raven," Edgar Allen Poe) A deeper topic... Symbolism in poetry, a word of group of words having meaning in itself but also representing something beyond itself Examples: Time is money. (Original Example) "Fearful and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me. And I said, "Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest. Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness." (Psalm 55:5-7) Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both... ("The Road Not Taken," Robert Frost) "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet." (Romeo and Juliet) Thanks for watching!
I hope you enjoyed this presentation! Can't get enough figurative language? Check out these links below for more! http://languagearts.pppst.com/figurative.html http://www.starrmatica.com/standalone/starrMaticaFigurativeLanguageBaseball.swf
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