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Figurative Language

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Jamie Cyphers

on 27 January 2013

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Transcript of Figurative Language

Figurative Language Any language that goes beyond the literal meanging of the words in order to provide new effects or fresh insight. Figurative language is used everyday:
TV shows & commercials
Magazine advertisements
How we talk to each other Simile
Symbolism Types of Figurative Language Simile Comparing two unlike things using "like" or "as" You look like five miles of bad road Metaphor Comparing two unlike things not using "like" or "as" The Lord is my shepard. Personification Hyperbole Synesthesia Assigning human traits to non-human objects The toilet was calling my name. Deliberate & obvious over-exaggeration He hit me so hard my whole family fell down! a deliberate confusion of the senses used for effect That fart hung in the air like a purple fog "Amazing grace how sweet the sound . . ." That tie is so loud it is busting my eardrums Irony When the words say one thing but mean another. Sarcasm tends to rely on verbal irony. When my boyfriend stole my rent money and took my car to Florida, I realized he was a real keeper. Onomatopoeia A word that sounds like it means. Assonance Repetition of a vowel sound The sound of the hound was bound to drive me crazy. Alliteration Repetition of a beginning consonant sound Symbolism Something that represents or stands for something else. Assignment:
Complete the Figurative Language Exercise Sheets given in class. Use this presentation for definitions and examples.
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