Figurative Language

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Figurative Language

  1. 1. Figurative Language 100 100 100 200 200 200 300 300 300
  2. 2. My brother eats like a pig!
  3. 3. Simile A simile compares two things using like or as. My brother eats like a pig. brother = pig
  4. 4. Her boyfriend is a dog!
  5. 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. 6. I’m so hungry I could eat a horse!
  7. 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. 8. The sun smiled down on the children below.
  9. 9. Personification Personification gives human traits (qualities, feelings, action, or characteristics) to non-living objects (things, colors, qualities, or ideas).
  10. 10. School was a picnic for Little Joe.
  11. 11. Metaphor Click on the image for an interactive picnic basket.
  12. 12. The table danced across the floor during the earthquake.
  13. 13. Personification Click image for earthquake video.
  14. 14. The campers slept soundly as the fire crackled and hissed.
  15. 15. Onomatopoeia An onomatopoeia is a word that imitates the sounds associated with the objects or actions to which it refers.
  16. 16. She swims as swiftly as a dolphin.
  17. 17. Simile A simile compares two things using like or as. She swims as swiftly as a dolphin.
  18. 18. The students clapped and whistled during the talent show.
  19. 19. Onomatopoeia The students clapped and whistled during the talent show.

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