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  • 1. F i g u r e s o f S p e e c h Collected and edited by EP Prasad
  • 2. Figures of Speech
    • Figures of speech are words or phrases
    • that depart from straightforward
    • literal language. Figures of speech
    • are often used and crafted for
    • emphasis , freshness , expression , or
    • clarity .
  • 3. Types of Figures of Speech
    • Simile
    • Metaphor
    • Alliteration
    • Onomatopoeia
    • Hyperbole
  • 4. SIMILE
    • A simile is the comparison of two
    • Unlike things using or .
    • He eats like a pig.
    • You are as pretty as a picture.
    like as
  • 5. METAPHOR
    • A metaphor is the comparison of
    • two unlike things or expressions,
    • sometimes using the verb “to be,”
    • and not using like or as (as in a
    • simile).
    • “ To be” ( am , is , are , was , were )
  • 6. METAPHOR
    • He is a pig.
    • “ You are a tulip.”
    • From “A Meditation for his Mistress”
    • ~Robert Herrick
  • 7. ALLITERATION
    • Alliteration is the of
    • initial consonant sounds of
    • neighboring words.
    • S ally s ells s eashells by the s eashore.
    repetition
  • 8. ALLITERATION
    • “ She left the H eaven of H eroes and came down
    • To m ake a m an to m eet the m ortal need,
    • A m an to m atch the m ountains and the sea,
    • The friendly w elcome of the w ayside w ell.”
    • From “Lincoln, the Man of the People”
    • ~Edwin Markham
  • 9. ONOMATOPOEIA
    • (on- uh -mat- uh - pee - uh)
    • An onomatopoeia is a word that imitates the it represents.
    • The chiming of the bells…
    • The boom of the explosion…
    sound
  • 10. ONOMATOPOEIA
    • “ Tinkling sleigh bells
    • Clanging fire bells
    • Mellow chiming wedding bells
    • Tolling , moaning , and groaning funeral bells”
    • From “The Bells”
    • ~Edgar Allan Poe
  • 11. HYPERBOLE
    • A hyperbole is an or
    • an .
    • =
    • His feet are as big as boats !
    • I nearly died laughing !
    exaggeration overstatement
  • 12. HYPERBOLE
    • “ Here once the embattled farmers stood
    • And fired .”
    • From “The Concord Hymn”
    • ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
    the shot heard round the world
  • 13. Test Your Knowledge!
  • 14. TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE!
    • He clattered and clanged as he washed the dishes.
    • Simile
    • Onomatopoeia
    • Hyperbole
  • 15. TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE!
    • Life is a beach!
    • (A)Metaphor
    • (B)Alliteration
    • (C) Simile
  • 16. TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE!
    • “ P eter P iper p icked a p eck of p ickled p eppers.”
    • ~Mother Goose
    • Onomatopoeia
    • Hyperbole
    • Alliteration
  • 17. TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE!
    • The river falls under us like a trap door.
    • Onomatopoeia
    • Simile
    • Metaphor
  • 18. TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE!
    • I’m so hungry I could eat a horse !
    • Hyperbole
    • Metaphor
    • Onomatopoeia
  • 19. TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE!
    • “ Don’t delay dawn’s disarming display.
    • Dusk demands daylight.”
    • From “Dewdrops Dancing Down Daises”
    • ~Paul Mc Cann
    • Onomatopoeia
    • Alliteration
    • Hyperbole
  • 20. TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE!
    • I’ve heard that joke a billion times, but it still cracks me up!
    • (A) Simile
    • (B) Metaphor
    • (C) Hyperbole
  • 21. TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE!
    • The glass vase is as fragile as a child’s sandcastle.
    • Metaphor
    • Alliteration
    • Simile
  • 22. TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE!
    • The buzzing bee startled me!
    • Hypberbole
    • Onomatopoeia
    • Metaphor
  • 23. TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE!
    • She looked at him with fire in her eyes.
    • Alliteration
    • Simile
    • Metaphor
  • 24.  
  • 25. USE YOUR NOGGIN!
    • Write a story about an experience
    • in your life in 2-3 paragraphs.
    • Use each of the figures of speech
    • we learned today!
    • ( Simile , Metaphor , Alliteration ,
    • Onomatopoeia , Hyperbole )
  • 26. Hope u liked it! God bless you all © Department of English, IES