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Figures of speech! A quick test to test your knowledge.

Figures of speech! A quick test to test your knowledge.



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  • We use figures of speech to create images in the readers mind that express what we are trying to say. E.G: “he is as strong as a rock”
  • DEFINITIONS:METAPHOR: A Metaphor is a comparison without the use of “as”or “like”.SIMILE: A simile is a direct comparison that always contains theWords “as” or “like”.HYPERBOLE: is an over-exaggeration, not meant to be takenliterally. It is to emphasise a point.ALLITERATION: Alliteration is the repetition of consonantsound at the beginning of words.ASSONANCE: Assonance is the repetition of vowel sounds. EitherAt the beginning or middle of a word.
  • IRONY: Irony implies the opposite of what is being said.Opposite of what is being said is meant to be understood.ONOMATOPOEIA: Onomatopoeia uses words thatImitate and reproduce real life sounds.PERSONIFICATION: gives human qualities to inanimateObjects and abstract ideas.PUN: is a clever play on words that are alike in sound butdifferent in meaning.ANTI-CLIMAX: is a build up of ideas but the finalStatement is often flat and unexpected.SARCASM: sarcasm is very similar to Irony in that theopposite of what is being said is intended, however with thepurpose of being hurtful.
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  • Watching the movie Titanic is a real downer.
  • Knowing that her family was coming to visit,Kaylee prepared enough food to feed an army.
  • He was not the sharpest tool in the shed.
  • The clouds look down on the drought stricken earth and wept.
  • I love you to the bottom of my pencil case.
  • She is as bubbly as a bottle of champagne.
  • The eccentric Eleanor enthused her listeners.
  • “You must have worked very hard to be at the bottom of the class!”
  • The sky exploded with the crash, bang and hissing of fireworks.
  • The baby boy bounces the ball.