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Transcript of POMASHI
POMASHI is an acronym to help
us remember figurative language.
Figurative language helps us to make our
writing better and come to life!
A figure of speech in which objects are given human qualities.
Now lets view songs that have
personification in them.
Personification example: "The sun played peek-a-boo with the clouds."
are words that sound like the objects or actions they refer to
Onomatopoeia example: "A pesky mosquito buzzed around my head."
Now lets watch some examples
M- Metaphor is a figure of speech in which things are compared by stating that one thing is another.
Metaphor example: "The clouds are cotton balls in the sky."
Alliteration example: " Polly planted plenty of pretty pansies."
A- Alliteration is the repetition of words with the same beginning sounds.
S- Simile is a figure of speech in which things are compared using the words "like" or "as."
Simile example: "The surface of the water looked as smooth as glass."
Now lets watch some examples of metaphors and similes in our culture through music and movies.
H- Hyperbole is a figurative language technique where exaggeration is used to create a strong effect.
Hyperbole example: "Old Mr. Johnson has been teaching here since the Stone Age."
"I’ve seen this movie at least 80,000 times."
I- Idiom is a form of expression natural to a language, person, or group of people
Idiom examples: "Rub someone the wrong way - meaning to annoy or bother"
"Jump the gun - would mean to be doing something early"
"Pay the piper - means you need to face the consequences of your actions"