Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM


Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.


Figurative Language

No description

Elizabeth Beckley

on 22 March 2011

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Figurative Language

Figurative language is an important part of literature, especially poetry! Figurative language is when an author compares two or more things in an unexpected way. Figurative language makes poetry interesting...

For example:

What sounds better -

"I was alone and I saw a bunch of daffodils beside a lake. The wind was blowing them."


I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

There are many different types of figurative language:
Metaphor Personification:

When a author gives a non-living object human characteristics.

The stars danced playfully in the moonlit sky.
Write a sentence about your pencil using personification. hyperbole:

deliberate and obvious exaggeration used for effect

"I could eat a million of these." Write a hyperbole. Simile:

Simile is a comparison using "like" or "as".

They fought like cats and dogs. Write a simile of your own.

Compare school to something using "like" or "as".

School is like a beautiful flower that you cannot stay away from. Metaphor:

A comparison between two unlike things. Example:
"The rain came down in long knitting needles."
Write a metaphor comparing the rain to something
Full transcript