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Figurative Language

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Heaven Dotson

on 11 October 2012

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Transcript of Figurative Language

Figurative Language Using the words "like" or "as" to compare two things that are nothing alike. Examples: She's as beautiful as the moon its self. Metaphors are a lot like Similes. The difference is, metaphors compare two things WITHOUT using "like" or "as." Metaphors also can be used in more then just a sentence. They can be in forms of books, songs, poems, ect. Examples: Love is a rose. Life is a fantasy. Personification gives non-human things like animals, pants, plants, ect. human traits and abilities. Personification Simile Metaphor Examples: The trees waved in the wind. Opportunity was knocking at her door. Synecdoche These cookies taste like garbage. Examples: Part For A Whole Or A Whole For A Part. Motonymy The word "plastic" can be use for cretit cards. The word heads can be used for cattle. Example: Oxymoron Two opposites appear side by side to describe one thing. Examples: Jumbo Shrimp Found Missing Even Odd A word that imitates a sound Onomatopeia Figurative Language, uses many different ways to say something indirectly. Example: Bark Oink Meow Moo Uses the vowel sounds to make a sentence/phrase rhyme Assonance Example: On a proUd roUnd cloUd. (The vowel U is repeated to make a rhyme) The repeation of a sound in the first syllable of the words in a sentence/phrase. Alliteration Example: Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. Sally Sells Sea Shells by the sea shore. Also called paronomasia, sometimes correct but mostly used with humor word play. Pun Example: I bet the butcher the other day that he couldn’t reach the meat that was on the top shelf. He refused to take the bet, saying that the steaks were too high Repetition Example: Mine mine mine mine mine. Please please please please please. Yes yes yes yes. Taking two or more similar sentences and combining them together. Parallelism Example: Chris has a laptop. Noelani has a laptop. Heaven has a laptop. (can be changed to..) Chris, Noelani, and Heaven all have laptops. Apostrophe Example: Hyperbole Example: She's as big as a house I'm so hungry I could eat a cow! To indirectly refer to something or imply something. Allusion Examples: A commonly understood subject or emotional association that same word or phrase carries in addition to word meaning. Connotation Example: He was a real Romeo with the ladies. When she lost her job, she acted like a Scrooge. "Home" would be called
" Place of comfort and warmth" Where one word or phrase is subsitituted for another word or phrase that has something to do with each other. Wallets instead of wallet sized photo. Dish instead of a whole plate of food. Repeating a statment, or phrase. A way of talking about something non-exsiting or not presant as if it was presant Twinkle twinkle little star, how I wounder what you are. As the night stars watched me. An exaggerated statement not ment to be taken literally.
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