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Copy of Figurative Language

by Kenny Nguyen October 9, 2012
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Transcript of Copy 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.
repeating the same consonant sound at the beginning of more than two words
Alliteration
S
ally
s
ells
s
eashells by the
s
eashore.
The shells
S
ally
s
ells are surely from the
s
ea.
Baby you're a firework. (Katy Perry)
The line for the movie was a mile long!
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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