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Figurative Language

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Stacey Cauley

on 5 March 2013

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Transcript of Figurative Language

Simile a comparison of two unlike things that uses the words like or as. Examples: She was as quiet as a mouse. "Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there!" (State Farm) The water was like glass. Metaphor a comparison between two unlike things without the words like or as. Examples: Life is a journey. (Original Sentence) Baby, you're a firework! (Katy Perry) Figurative Language Juliet is the sun. (Romeo and Juliet) Personification the act of giving human qualities to animals or objects Examples: 1 2 Ka-chow! I'm a precision instrument of speed and aerodynamics. Hyperbole extreme exaggeration used to make a point Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out
(Shel Silverstein) Examples: My feet were about to fall off after walking that trail. (Original Example) If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away... (Matthew 5:29) "Look into your heart, and you'll find that the sky is yours." (Jason Mraz, "I'm Yours") "Today was a fairytale." Taylor Swift Examples: Figurative Language ONOMATOPOEIA! using words which sound like what they mean a word whose sound suggests its meaning Examples: The ducks quacked at us as we walked by. Snap, Crackle, Pop! (Rice Krispies) Idiom an expression whose meaning is different from the meaning of its individual words Examples: Language that creates a picture in your mind to give you a better understanding of an idea. Chapter 6 repeating the same consonant sound at the beginning of more than two words Alliteration Sally sells seashells by the seashore.
The shells Sally sells are surely from the sea. Baby you're a firework. (Katy Perry) I'm so hungry I could eat a horse! EXAMPLES This cat weighs a ton! Cat got your tongue? Time flies when you're having fun! He has the heart of a lion. I know that clouds aren't people,
but they're looking glum today.
So I say that they are pouting,
as I watch the sky turn gray.

Now, the sky is not a person,
but I feel its raindrop tears.
So I say that it is crying,
and then the sun appears.

The sun is not a person,
but its warmth spreads like a grin.
So I say the sun is smiling,
and the sky cheers up again. The trees danced in the breeze.
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