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Figurative Language

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Transcript of Figurative Language

Figurative Language
Personification
Def:
Giving human traits or a human form to anything that isn't human
Metaphor
Def:
A word or phrase denoting one kind of object
Alliteration
Def:
The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words or within words.
Onomatopoeia
Def:
The use of words whose sounds imitate the sound of the thing being named.
Oxymoron
Def:
A figure of speech in which two contradictory words of phrases are combined in a single expression.
Figurative Language
a figure of speech that compares one thing with another thing of a different kind; unlike metaphors, they use like or as
Simile
Idioms
Hyperbole
Example:
Time never waits for anyone.

Def:
A common figure of speech hat explicitly compares two things usually considered different; most similes are introduced by like or as.
Def:
Obvious, extravagant exaggeration or overstatement.
Def:
A manner of speaking that is natural to the native speakers of the language.
Example:
Fly high like an eagle in the sky!


Example:
Life is a large roller coaster. There's the ups and downs and the loopy loops.
Example:
Godric Gryffindor
Helga Hufflepuff
Rowena Ravenclaw
Salazar Slytherin
Example:
BANG! BOOM! SWISH!
Example:
They felt like they hadn't eaten in years.
Example:
same difference
pretty ugly
always expect the unexpected


Example:
Go break a leg!
cold turkey
fish out of water

References:
"Alliteration Personification Onomatopoeia Hyperbole." YouTube. YouTube, 11 Nov. 2012. Web. 22 Nov. 2013. <


"Onomatopoeia." YouTube. YouTube, 26 Mar. 2012. Web. 22 Nov. 2013. <

"Personification." YouTube. YouTube, 24 July 2012. Web. 22 Nov. 2013. <

"Similes and Metaphors in Pop Culture!." YouTube. YouTube, 11 Nov. 2010. Web. 22 Nov. 2013. <

""Similes and Metaphors" by The Bazillions." <i>YouTube</i>. YouTube, 14 Mar. 2013. Web. 22 Nov. 2013. &lt;

"Oxymorons." YouTube. YouTube, 8 July 2008. Web. 22 Nov. 2013. <
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