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Ashley Barrows

on 10 January 2017

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Transcript of POMASHI

Personification, onomatopoeia, metaphor, alliteration, simile, hyperbole, and idiom.
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"
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