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Figurative Language

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Julie Ramer

on 23 October 2014

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Transcript of Figurative Language


Comparing two things that are
unalike using the words "like"
or "as"
a comparison of two things that
are unalike, not using the words
"like" or "as"
This is where human qualities
are given to non-human things.
repetition of consonant sounds
at the beginning of words
repetition of vowel sounds
within non-rhyming words
a technique in which a sound,
word, phrase or line is repeated for emphasis
describes words or phrases
that re-create vivid sensory
experiences for the reader
the process of creating or
making words that imitate
a technique in which the
truth is exaggerated for emphasis or for humorous effect
a contrast between what is expected and what actually exists
a person, place, object, or activity that represents something beyond itself
Situational Irony
occurs when a character or the reader expects one thing to happen but something else actually happens
Verbal irony
occurs when a writer or character
says one thing but means another
"This is the house that Jack built..."
by Mother Goose
This is the house that Jack built.

This is the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the rat,
That ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the cat,
That killed the rat,
That ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the dog,
That worried the cat,
That killed the rat,
That ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.
Jack built.
a common expression that means something other than the literal meaning of its words
low man on the totem pole
rubs you the wrong way
bury the hatchet
beat around the bush
whole nine yards
What do the following idioms mean?
1) My life is a dream
2) I am a rainbow
3) Time is money
4) Boiling mad
5) Frozen with fear
6) The team captain is a rock
7) Steer away from the controversy
8)she/he spilled the beans
What is being compared in these metaphors?
What would you see, hear, smell, taste, or feel if you were in these pictures?
the contrast between what a character knows and what the audience knows
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