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  • 1. Figurative Language 100 100 100 200 200 200 300 300 300
  • 2. My brother eats like a pig!
  • 3. Simile A simile compares two things using like or as. My brother eats like a pig. brother = pig
  • 4. Her boyfriend is a dog!
  • 5. Metaphor A metaphor makes a comparison by saying one thing is another thing. Her boyfriend is a dog. He’s not actually a dog, but he acts like a dog.
  • 6. I’m so hungry I could eat a horse!
  • 7. Hyperbole Hyperbole is an obvious and unrealistic exaggeration. It’s probably impossible for a person to eat a horse, but hyperbole is used to say “I’m really, really hungry!”
  • 8. The sun smiled down on the children below.
  • 9. Personification Personification gives human traits (qualities, feelings, action, or characteristics) to non-living objects (things, colors, qualities, or ideas).
  • 10. School was a picnic for Little Joe.
  • 11. Metaphor Click on the image for an interactive picnic basket.
  • 12. The table danced across the floor during the earthquake.
  • 13. Personification Click image for earthquake video.
  • 14. The campers slept soundly as the fire crackled and hissed.
  • 15. Onomatopoeia An onomatopoeia is a word that imitates the sounds associated with the objects or actions to which it refers.
  • 16. She swims as swiftly as a dolphin.
  • 17. Simile A simile compares two things using like or as. She swims as swiftly as a dolphin.
  • 18. The students clapped and whistled during the talent show.
  • 19. Onomatopoeia The students clapped and whistled during the talent show.