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The figurative language around us

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katie lawford

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The figurative language in the world around us

a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind
The occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of multiple words in the same phrase.
Repeating a word or phrase multiple times.
A word that represents a specific sound.
A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.
Personification gives human traits to things that
do not already have them naturally.
Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
What makes a simile a simile?
A simile cant just be something using like or as (I like your shoes) it has to compare. Oogway is comparing shifu's mind to water and used like or as, which qualifies it as a simile. [
Your mind

this water.
Similes are to add emphasis or help the audience understand something better. You could just say "he is really mad" or you could say "his anger is like a raging tide", which is much more descriptive and adds much more emphasis.
"I was Putty in her hands"
what IS a metaphor?
A metaphor is basicly a simile that doesn't use like or as.(I
putty in her hands, My heart
a stereo) but NOT in a literal way. NOT metaphors: This cheese is delicous, The bow is pink. Metaphors have to
and they are not
A metaphor is meant to emphasize the qualities of something by comparing them to another "her smile is full of sunshine".
"...I'd get a thousand hugs from ten thousand lightening bugs as they teach me how to dance..." This is a great example because first of all, lightening bugs cannot hug or dance, let alone teach someone how, but humans can. They gave these human traits to fireflies.
Humans have emotions and we relate to them, so personifying some situation gives it a meaning on a more human level, as well as often making it more interesting or amusing.
"Some silicone sister with a manager mister told me I got what it takes."(
Blinded by the Light
by Manfred Mann) Is a great example because it has multiple examples of alliteration on one line.
What makes alliteration, alliteration?
In the song "Bleeding Love" keep bleeding is repeated approximately 26 times throughout the song. http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/leonalewis/bleedinglove.html
The purpose of repitition in literature isto set a mood, make a point, create an atmosphere, add emphasis, or make sections seem tense .
In Batman (classic TV show) there are surpluses of onomatopoeia's. Some examples include: Boom, Thwack, Zok, Clonk, and many more.
Onomatopoeia Purpose
Onamotopoeia words just give liturature that extra something if you know what I mean.
An idiom's purpose is to add color, depth, and zest. Idioms don't have a literal meaning to them which adds an interesting flair to literature, music, movies and the world around us.
Despicable Me
, Agnes wins a giant fluffy stuffed unicorn. She exclaims "IT'S SO FLUFFY I'M GONNA DIE!". She is obviously not going to die because it's super fluffy. Yes, it is fluffy, but its not going to kill her.
Hyperboles are extreme exaggerations, but the still need a bit of truth in them. For example, when Agnes says the unicorn is so fluffy that she will die, it is true that it is fluffy, but it will not make her die.
Hyperboles are used to add humor or emphasis such as "this is taking forever" its not literally taking forever, but you get the idea, and in some situations, it could be intended to be humorous.
Based on Jim Harvey's speech structures
Kung Fu Panda
Oogway tells master shifu "
your mind is like this water
" he explains that when shifu gets mad, or the water gets agitated, its hard to see and everything is muddied up, but if you let the water settle or if you calm down, everything is clear or makes sense.
"your mind is like this water"
What are similes used for?
by Olly Murs, He says he is putty in her hands. He is not actually putty in her hands, what he really means is that she was in full contrl over him. If you have ever played with putty, you can probably easily understand this metaphor.
What is a metaphor's purpose?
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What is the purpose of personification?
In personification, there are two main parts(what is being personified and the personification) ex.: "...I'd get a thousand
ten thousand lightening bugs
as they teach me how to
..." The ten thousand lightening bugs are being personified and the abilities that are given to them are hugging and dancing.
A key part of alliteration is the words have to start with the same consonant sound not the same consonant. "great giant" is not alliteration because the first consonant does not sound the same. (/g/ vs. /j/) where as in "scilicone sister", both words start with /s/.
Keep bleeding
3 classic Batman action scenes

A group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words.
An interesting example is from a parody song called
A Genius in France
by Weird Al. ""I'm not the brightest crayon in the box Everyone says I'm dumber than a bag of rocks... I may not be the sharpest hunk of cheese... A few peas short of a casserole... I'm not the brightest bulb.. I'm dumber than a box of hair... I'm a taco short of a combo plate "
How are Hyperboles used?
it's so fluffy clip (edited)
Genius In France
Works cited
Osborne, Mark. Kung Fu Panda. Dir. John Wayne Stevenson. N.d. Television.
Mur, Olly Stanely. "Olly Murs Ft Flo Rida- Troublemaker Lyrics Yt." YouTube. YouTube, 05 Apr. 2013. Web. Feb. 2014.
Owl City - Fireflies. By Adam Young. Perf. Owl City. YouTube. OwlcityVEVO, 15 Dec. 2009. Web. Feb. 2014.
Exactimages. "Blinded by the Light ~ Manfred Mann's Earth Band with Lyrics." YouTube. YouTube, 18 July 2010. Web. Feb. 2014.
Childers, Tim. "Batman Fight Scenes Using Onomatopoeia." YouTube. YouTube, 19 Jan. 2010. Web. Feb. 2014.
Gallomallet. "Genius In France." YouTube. YouTube, 20 Apr. 2006. Web. Feb. 2014
Dispicable Me. "Despicable Me - Clip: "It's So Fluffy"" YouTube. YouTube, 25 June 2010. Web. 11 Feb. 2014.

Mann, Manfred. "Blinded Bythe Light." Rec. 5 Jan. 1873. Blinded by the Light by Manfred Mann. Manfred Mann and the Earth Band. Bruce Springsteen, n.d. Web.

Mur, Olly. "Troublemaker." 2012.
Young, Adam. "Fireflies." Rec. 14 July 2009. Fireflies. OWLCITY. Adam Young, 2009. CD.

Lewis, Leona. "Bleeding Love." Rec. 2007. Bleeding Love. Leona Lewis, 2007.
Yankovic, Alfred Matthew. "Genius in France." Rec. 20 May 2003. N.d.

By: Katie Lawford, Nicolle Leffler, and Hannah Wagy
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