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ELA: Figurative Language
Transcript of ELA: Figurative Language
5th hour ELA Figurative Language Alliteration is the repitition of consonants in a single phrase Alliteration Example: Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. Minimizing a statement to make a point. Understatement Example: "This might hurt," the man thought as he fell off the cliff. A single word that sounds like the thing it refers to. Onomatopoeia Example: "A burger was sizzling on the grill Speaking of something that is not human as if it was human Personification A metaphor compares two unlike things without using like or as. Metaphor Example: "My brother's a rat. When one thing is compared another unlike thing using the words like or as. Simile "My sister is like a doll" A great exaggeration that emphasizes a point Hyperbole Example: "The football team's linebacker was bigger than an elephant." Groups of words that mean something different than their individual meanings. Idiom "It's raining cats and dogs." Substituting a mild or vague term for one considered blunt and harsh. Euphemism Example: "Grandpa passed away." Making a statement that means the opposite of it's literal meaning. Irony Example: "Well that's just great." Created by Jacob G and Cam O http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/our_offices/parishes/Rapides/Features/fcs/recipes/index_seriespage-53.htm http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaredalden/5574220843/ http://nerdburgernyc.wordpress.com/2011/06/28/july-nommernations/ http://www.omg.com.ng/2012/02/lassa-fever-a-disease-spread-by-rats-kills-40-people-in-nigeria/ http://www.search-best-cartoon.com/cartoon-boy.html http://www.search-best-cartoon.com/cartoon-girl.html Like http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/29/american-girls-homeless-d_n_302981.html Example: The banana seemed to have gotten up and walked away http://www.maniacworld.com/banana-story.html http://ocnnreport.com/2012/10/09/clay-matthews-upset-about-player-safety/ http://www.mikebirkhead.com/EyeForAnElephant.html http://benfairfieldtrumpet.com/2011/07/and-you-can-quote-me-on-that/dr_evil/ http://dailyfreemanintern.blogspot.com/2011/02/its-raining-cats-and-dogs.html http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikemyatt/2012/02/16/who-will-be-crying-at-your-funeral/ http://gawker.com/5826693/your-angry-sarcastic-boss-is-actually-helping-your-productivity