Figurative  Language
CREATE YOUR FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE FLIP CHART… <ul><li>Fold you paper vertically (like a hotdog) </li></ul><ul><li>Place the ...
What is Figurative Language? <ul><li>Whenever you describe something by comparing it with something else, you are using  f...
What is a simile? <ul><li>A  simile  uses the words “like” or “as” to compare one object with another to suggest they are ...
What is a metaphor? <ul><li>A  metaphor  is like a simile. It compares two things, but DOES NOT use the words like or as. ...
What is a hyperbole? <ul><li>A  hyperbole  is an exaggeration that is so dramatic that no one would believe  the statement...
What is a personification ? <ul><li>Personification  is where human characteristics are given to an animal or an object </...
What is alliteration? <ul><li>Alliteration  is repeated consonant sounds at the beginning of words/group of words. </li></...
What is onomatopoeia  <ul><li>Onomatopoeia  is a word that imitates a sound. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Clap,  Clap! </li>...
What is imagery? <ul><li>Imagery  is describing using details particularly sensory details (sight, sound, taste, touch, sm...
Now let’s see if you can identify figurative language on your own.
Look at the sentence….see if you can decide what type of figurative language it is! His skin was tan like the sand in the ...
Look at the sentence….see if you can decide what type of figurative language it is! My brother is so skinny, he could be a...
Look at the sentence….see if you can decide what type of figurative language it is! After we moved out, our house was an e...
Look at the sentence….see if you can decide what type of figurative language it is! My dad’s beard was itchy sand paper. M...
Look at the sentence….see if you can decide what type of figurative language it is! The sun said hello as it came up over ...
Look at the sentence….see if you can decide what type of figurative language it is! Emily swam like a dolphin in the pool....
Look at the sentence….see if you can decide what type of figurative language it is! My grandpa’s nose is so big, he could ...
Look at the sentence….see if you can decide what type of figurative language it is! My mom’s perfume was like sweet roses ...
Look at the sentence….see if you can decide what type of figurative language it is! The popcorn jumped in my mouth so fast...
Look at the sentence….see if you can decide what type of figurative language it is! Paul was a shining star at the basketb...
Look at the sentence….see if you can decide what type of figurative language it is! My pencil was as sharp as a razor, sli...
Look at the sentence….see if you can decide what type of figurative language it is! My sister’s feet were so smelly, I tho...
Look at the sentence….see if you can decide what type of figurative language it is! The body builder was as strong as a Ki...
Look at the sentence….see if you can decide what type of figurative language it is! I was so hungry, I could have eaten a ...
Look at the sentence….see if you can decide what type of figurative language it is! I got so dirty, that my pants screamed...
Look at the sentence….see if you can decide what type of figurative language it is! Her lips were red like ripe cherries. ...
Look at the sentence….see if you can decide what type of figurative language it is! The pirates were dirty rats floating i...
Look at the sentence….see if you can decide what type of figurative language it is! The sneakers walked all the way to Ala...
Look at the sentence….see if you can decide what type of figurative language it is! My sister in college is so stupid, she...
Figurative Language is everywhere… <ul><li>Poetry </li></ul><ul><li>Short Stories/Novels </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul...
Poems <ul><li>“ A Dream Deferred “ </li></ul><ul><li>What happens to a dream deferred? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it dry up  <...
Story Stories / Novels <ul><li>“ Hoot” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Becoming Naomi Leon” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Charlotte's Webs” </li...
Music <ul><li>“Ice Cream Paint Job”  by Dourrogh (metaphors, similes, onomatopoeia, alliteration, personification, hyperbo...
Advertisements <ul><li>Personification  (click on the word to see the clip) </li></ul><ul><li>Alliteration  (click on the ...
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  1. 1. Figurative Language
  2. 2. CREATE YOUR FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE FLIP CHART… <ul><li>Fold you paper vertically (like a hotdog) </li></ul><ul><li>Place the paper with the flap facing down </li></ul><ul><li>Using your ruler horizontally measure 1 ½ inch boxes by placing a dot (small pencil mark) every 1 ½ inches. </li></ul><ul><li>Where you placed the dot draw a vertical line to create 7 individual boxes. </li></ul><ul><li>OPEN THE FLAP and cut on the vertical line (you should end up with seven flaps) </li></ul><ul><li>You should write one type of figurative language on each flap (onomatopoeia, metaphor, simile, personification, alliteration, hyperbole, imagery) </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Figurative Language? <ul><li>Whenever you describe something by comparing it with something else, you are using figurative language! </li></ul><ul><li>There are many different kinds of figurative language: similes, metaphors, hyperboles , and personification are just some of the ones you might know! </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s take a closer look! </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is a simile? <ul><li>A simile uses the words “like” or “as” to compare one object with another to suggest they are alike or similar. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: He was busy as a bee. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: She was silly like a clown. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is a metaphor? <ul><li>A metaphor is like a simile. It compares two things, but DOES NOT use the words like or as. A simile would say you are like something, and a metaphor would say you are something. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Her eyes were jewels , sparkling in the sun. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: The bottom of the ocean is a dark cave. </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is a hyperbole? <ul><li>A hyperbole is an exaggeration that is so dramatic that no one would believe the statement is true. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: He was so hungry, he ate the whole cow for lunch, tail and all. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: My teacher is so old, she doesn’t even remember her own name! </li></ul>
  7. 7. What is a personification ? <ul><li>Personification is where human characteristics are given to an animal or an object </li></ul><ul><li>Example: My teddy bear gave me a hug. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: The flowers danced in the breeze. </li></ul>
  8. 8. What is alliteration? <ul><li>Alliteration is repeated consonant sounds at the beginning of words/group of words. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: P eter p iper p icked a p ack of p ickled p eppers. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Sally sold seashells by the seashore. </li></ul>
  9. 9. What is onomatopoeia <ul><li>Onomatopoeia is a word that imitates a sound. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Clap, Clap! </li></ul><ul><li>Example: AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH! </li></ul><ul><li>Example: BOOM! </li></ul>
  10. 10. What is imagery? <ul><li>Imagery is describing using details particularly sensory details (sight, sound, taste, touch, smell) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Now let’s see if you can identify figurative language on your own.
  12. 12. Look at the sentence….see if you can decide what type of figurative language it is! His skin was tan like the sand in the desert. Simile: It uses the word “like” to compare the color of his skin to sand.
  13. 13. Look at the sentence….see if you can decide what type of figurative language it is! My brother is so skinny, he could be a telephone pole. Hyperbole: This is an exaggeration! No one is as skinny as a telephone pole.
  14. 14. Look at the sentence….see if you can decide what type of figurative language it is! After we moved out, our house was an empty shell. Metaphor: This sentence is comparing a house to a empty shell.
  15. 15. Look at the sentence….see if you can decide what type of figurative language it is! My dad’s beard was itchy sand paper. Metaphor: This sentence is comparing dad’s beard to itchy sand paper.
  16. 16. Look at the sentence….see if you can decide what type of figurative language it is! The sun said hello as it came up over the horizon. Personification: The sun cannot really say hello, it is giving human characteristics to the sun.
  17. 17. Look at the sentence….see if you can decide what type of figurative language it is! Emily swam like a dolphin in the pool. Simile: It uses the word “like” to compare Emily to a dolphin.
  18. 18. Look at the sentence….see if you can decide what type of figurative language it is! My grandpa’s nose is so big, he could smell flowers from miles away. Hyperbole: It is an exaggeration. No one’s nose could smell flowers from miles away.
  19. 19. Look at the sentence….see if you can decide what type of figurative language it is! My mom’s perfume was like sweet roses in bloom. Simile: It is comparing Mom’s perfume to roses using the word “like”.
  20. 20. Look at the sentence….see if you can decide what type of figurative language it is! The popcorn jumped in my mouth so fast that I ate the whole bowl. Personification: Popcorn cannot really jump into your mouth. It is giving human characteristics to popcorn.
  21. 21. Look at the sentence….see if you can decide what type of figurative language it is! Paul was a shining star at the basketball game. Metaphor: It is comparing Paul to a shining star, without using like or as.
  22. 22. Look at the sentence….see if you can decide what type of figurative language it is! My pencil was as sharp as a razor, slicing the paper with every move. Simile: This sentence is comparing a pencil to a razor using the word “as”.
  23. 23. Look at the sentence….see if you can decide what type of figurative language it is! My sister’s feet were so smelly, I thought garbage trucks were in the house. Hyperbole: This is an exaggeration. No one’s feet could smell as bad as a garbage truck.
  24. 24. Look at the sentence….see if you can decide what type of figurative language it is! The body builder was as strong as a King Kong. Simile: This sentence is comparing a body builder to King Kong using the word “as”.
  25. 25. Look at the sentence….see if you can decide what type of figurative language it is! I was so hungry, I could have eaten a million donuts. Hyperbole: This is an exaggeration. No one could eat a million donuts.
  26. 26. Look at the sentence….see if you can decide what type of figurative language it is! I got so dirty, that my pants screamed “clean me!” Personification: This sentence gives human characteristics to pants. Pants cannot scream. CLEAN ME!!
  27. 27. Look at the sentence….see if you can decide what type of figurative language it is! Her lips were red like ripe cherries. Simile: This sentence is comparing lips to cherries using the word “like”.
  28. 28. Look at the sentence….see if you can decide what type of figurative language it is! The pirates were dirty rats floating in the water. Metaphor: It compares a pirate to a rat, without using like or as.
  29. 29. Look at the sentence….see if you can decide what type of figurative language it is! The sneakers walked all the way to Alaska! Personification: Sneakers cannot really walk.
  30. 30. Look at the sentence….see if you can decide what type of figurative language it is! My sister in college is so stupid, she thought 2 + 2 was 22!! Hyperbole: This is an exaggeration, no one in college would be that stupid. 2+2 = 22
  31. 31. Figurative Language is everywhere… <ul><li>Poetry </li></ul><ul><li>Short Stories/Novels </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Advertisements (Billboards, Commercials, etc.) </li></ul>
  32. 32. Poems <ul><li>“ A Dream Deferred “ </li></ul><ul><li>What happens to a dream deferred? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it dry up </li></ul><ul><li>like a raisin in the sun? </li></ul><ul><li>Or fester like a sore– </li></ul><ul><li>And then run? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it stink like rotten meat? </li></ul><ul><li>Or crust and sugar over– </li></ul><ul><li>like a syrupy sweet? </li></ul><ul><li>Maybe it just sags </li></ul><ul><li>like a heavy load. </li></ul><ul><li>Or does it explode? </li></ul><ul><li>“ White Sox” </li></ul><ul><li>Sanding the board, </li></ul><ul><li>My cat, Whitesox. </li></ul><ul><li>Her tongue, </li></ul><ul><li>Like fine grains of sand </li></ul><ul><li>On paper, </li></ul><ul><li>Licking the wood. </li></ul><ul><li>An electric sander </li></ul><ul><li>Giving out a quiet purr. </li></ul><ul><li>Like a nail file, </li></ul><ul><li>Smoothing out the edges. </li></ul><ul><li>OUCH! A splinter. </li></ul>
  33. 33. Story Stories / Novels <ul><li>“ Hoot” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Becoming Naomi Leon” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Charlotte's Webs” </li></ul>
  34. 34. Music <ul><li>“Ice Cream Paint Job” by Dourrogh (metaphors, similes, onomatopoeia, alliteration, personification, hyperbole) </li></ul><ul><li>Example: “Trunk hit hard like Kimbo Slice” </li></ul><ul><li>“Obsessed” by Mariah Carey (metaphor, similes) </li></ul><ul><li>Example: “ I see right through you like you bathed in Windex” </li></ul><ul><li>“Beauty” by Dru Hill (metaphor) </li></ul><ul><li>Example: “Beauty is her name” </li></ul><ul><li>“The Way You Do The Things You Do” by Temptations </li></ul><ul><li>Example: “Girl, you smile so bright you should have been a candle” </li></ul><ul><li>“My Girl” by Temptations </li></ul><ul><li>Example: “got so much honey the birds envy me” </li></ul><ul><li>Example: “ song sweeter than birds in the trees” </li></ul>
  35. 35. Advertisements <ul><li>Personification (click on the word to see the clip) </li></ul><ul><li>Alliteration (click on the word to see the clip) </li></ul><ul><li>Hyperbole (click on the word to see the clip) </li></ul><ul><li>Simile (click on the word to see the clip) </li></ul>
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