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Pollner figurativelanguage

  1. 1. Figurative LanguageBy Lee #10February 13, 2012
  2. 2. Metaphors Definition from wordcentral.com : a figure of speech in which a word or phrase meaning one kind of object or idea is used in place of another to suggest a similarity between them (as in the ship plows the sea) Definition from dictionary.com : a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance, as in “A mighty fortress is our God.”
  3. 3. Examples of Metaphors
  4. 4. Poem that uses Metaphors
  5. 5. Simile Definition of a simile at wordcentral.com: a figure of speech in which things different in kind or quality are compared by the use of the word like or as (as in eyes like stars Definition of a simile at dictionary.com: a figure of speech in which two unlike things are explicitly compared, as in “she is like a rose”
  6. 6. What is a Simile?
  7. 7. Poems that use Similes
  8. 8. Some more examples of Similes
  9. 9. Definition of hyperbole at wordcentral.com: extravagant exaggeration used to emphasize a point <"mile-high ice cream cones" is an example of hyperbole>Definition of hyperbole dictionary.com: an extravagant statement or figure of speech not intended to be taken literally, as “to wait an eternity.”
  10. 10. Examples of Hyperboles
  11. 11. More Examples of Hyperbole
  12. 12. Onomatopoeia Definition from wordcentral.com: 1 : the naming of a thing or action by imitation of natural sounds (as "buzz" or "hiss") ALSO, the use of words whose sound suggests the sense Definition from dicitonary.com: the formation of which, as cuckoo, meow, honk, or boo m, by imitation of a sound made by or associated with its referent.
  13. 13. Examples of Onomatopoeia
  14. 14. More Examples of Onomatopoeia
  15. 15. Personification Definition of personification from www.imschools.org/cms/Units/Poetry/pers onif.htm: Personification is giving human traits (qualities, feelings, action, or characteristics) to non-living objects. Definition of Personification from lifestyle.iloveindia.com/lounge/personific ation-examples-2848.html: Personification is the act of attributing human traits and qualities to inanimate objects
  16. 16. Examples of Personification
  17. 17. More Examples of Personification
  18. 18. Alliteration Definition at wordcentral.com: the repetition of a sound at the beginning of two or more neighboring words (as in wild and woolly or a babbling brook) Definition at dictionary.com: the commencement of two or more stressed syllables of a word group either with the same consonant sound or sound group (consonantal alliteration), as in from stem to stern, or with a vowel sound that may differ from syllable to syllable (vocalic alliteration),
  19. 19. Examples of Alliteration
  20. 20. More Examples of Alliteration
  21. 21. Idioms Definition at wordcentral.com: an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its separate words but must be learned as a whole <the expression "give way," meaning "retreat," is an idiom> Definition at dictionary.com: an expression whose meaning is not predictable from the usual meanings of its constituent elements, as kick the bucket or hang ones head, or from the general grammatical rules of a language, as the table round for the round table, and that is not a constituent of a larger expression of like characteristics.
  22. 22. Examples of Idioms
  23. 23. See If You Can Complete This Idiom Worksheet!