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Figurative Language

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Whenever you describe something by comparing it with something else, you are using figurative language. This is a presentation about figurative language. Hope you enjoy it.

Whenever you describe something by comparing it with something else, you are using figurative language. This is a presentation about figurative language. Hope you enjoy it.

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  • 1. FIGURATIVE LANGUAGEBY: MIRLA MOJICA M., M.A
    2010
  • 2. WHAT IS FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE?
    Figurative language is the language that uses words or expressions with a meaning that is different from the literal interpretation.
    When a writer uses literal language, he or she is simply stating the facts as they are.
  • 3. Figurative language, in comparison, uses exaggerations or alterations to make a particular linguistic point.
    Figurative language is very common in poetry, but is also used in prose and nonfiction writing as well.
    There are many types of figurative language
  • 4. SIMILE
    A simile is a comparison that often uses the words likeor as
    Example:
    “Nancy runs as fast as the wind.”
  • 5. METAPHOR
    A metaphor is a comparison made between things which are essentially not alike. It is similar to a simile, but does not use like or as.
    EXAMPLE:
    “I am a rainbow.”
  • 6. PERSONIFICATION
    When something that is not human is given human-like qualities, this is known as personification.
    EXAMPLE.
    “ She did not realize that opportunity was knocking at her door”.
  • 7. HYPERBOLE
    Exaggerating, often in a humorous way, to make a particular point .
    EXAMPLE:
    “I'm so hungry, I could eat a horse right now”.
  • 8. ONOMATOPOEIA
    When you name an action by imitating the sound associated with it, this is known as onomatopoeia.
    EXAMPLE:
    "Bang! went the pistol,Crash! went the windowOuch! went the son of a gun.

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