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Figurative Language

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Nancy Ferrer

on 1 October 2012

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Transcript of Figurative Language

Figurative Language There are many types of figurative language, including figures of speech, sounds, and other rhetorical devices. -personification
-apostrophe Figures of speech
involve the following: Describing an object as if it had
human-like characteristics. Personification Example:
The pencil sharpener cried as the freshman tried sharpening the pencils. Metonymy Substituting a word or phrase with another that's a characteristic of it. Simile Compares two different things, usually with the words like or as. Examples:
As busy as a bee.
Her hair was as yellow as the sun. Speaks of something like it were something else by comparison. Metaphor Example:
The soccer players were tigers sprinting down the field towards the ball. A part that is used to refer to a whole, or a whole that is used to refer to a part. synecdoche Oxymoron Combines two contradictory words. Examples: Anna ran in the short marathon. -Onomatopoeia
-Repetition Sounds include: Examples:
She asked him to lend her a hand with the groceries. Example:
The USA got a gold medal. (Whole used to represent a part.) Imitation of a sound or noise. Onomatopoeia Examples:
-Oink oink
-Crash Assonance Repetition of a sound, or vowel. Example:
Nancy had a fancy dancy friend. The constant repetition of the same consonant at the beginning of a word. Alliteration Words that sound the same but have different meanings, used as a joke. Uses different senses of a same word. Pun Not meant to be taken literally, but exaggerates something Hyperbole Example:
I'm starving, i could eat a pig. Example:
Two peanuts walk into a bar. One got a salted. It's whats associated or connected with a word either emotionally or culturally. Connotation The repetition of a word or phrase to
display a point or points. Repetition Example:
She wants it clean, she wants it neat, she wants it perfect.
Similarity of structure in a series of related words. Parallelism When something non-human is addressed as if it were alive and able to reply. Apostrophe Example:
Anna and Ashley ate apples along an avenue. Example:
A dove is defined as a small white bird, but for many people there is a connotation of peace, doves are often chosen as a symbol of peace, love, and hope. Example:
New roads, new routes. Example:
Blue moon, you saw me standing alone without a dream in my heart without a love of my own. (Lorenz Hart, "Blue Moon")
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