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Figurative Language

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Marie Moran

on 16 November 2017

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Transcript of Figurative Language

Figurative Language:
Reading & Writing with Impact

Metaphor
an object, activity, or idea that is used as a symbol of something else
Examples of Personification
My alarm clock yells at me every morning.
My flowers were begging for water.
Hyperbole
when you use language to exaggerate what you mean or emphasize a point.
Examples of Similes
Metaphor Examples
The classroom was a zoo.
The snow is a white blanket.
My teacher is a dragon.
The sun is a golden ball.
Personification
when you give human qualities to an object or animal.
Examples of Hyperbole
That man is as tall as a house.
My dad will kill me when he comes home.
Simile
A figure of speech that compares two things using the words "like" or "as"
The big is big as an elephant
The baby is as light as a feather
The shark had teeth like razors.
He ran like lightning.
Idiom
an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its separate words but that has a separate meaning of its own
Examples of Idioms
Take a seat
When pig's fly
It's raining cats and dogs
Piece of cake
Give me a hand
Sarcasm
the use of words that mean the opposite of what you really want to say especially in order to insult someone, to show irritation, or to be funny
Example of Sarcasm
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