BY: MIRLA MOJICA M., M.A
2010
WHAT IS FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE?
Figurative language is the
language that uses words or
expressions with a meaning
that is dif...
Figurative language, in comparison, uses
exaggerations or alterations to make a
particular linguistic point.
Figurative la...
SIMILE
 A simile is a comparison that
often uses the words like or
as
 Example:
 “Nancy runs as fast as the
wind.”
METAPHOR
 A metaphor is a comparison
made between things which
are essentially not alike. It is
similar to a simile, but ...
PERSONIFICATION
 When something that is not
human is given human-like
qualities, this is known as
personification.
 EXAM...
HYPERBOLE
 Exaggerating, often in a
humorous way, to make a
particular point .
 EXAMPLE:
 “I'm so hungry, I could eat a...
ONOMATOPOEIA
 When you name an action by
imitating the sound associated
with it, this is known as
onomatopoeia.
EXAMPLE:
...
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Whenever you describe something by comparing it with something else, you are using figurative language.

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Figurative Language

  1. 1. BY: MIRLA MOJICA M., M.A 2010
  2. 2. WHAT IS FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE? Figurative language is the language that uses words or expressions with a meaning that is different from the literal interpretation. When a writer uses literal language, he or she is simply stating the facts as they are.
  3. 3. Figurative language, in comparison, uses exaggerations or alterations to make a particular linguistic point. Figurative language is very common in poetry, but is also used in prose and nonfiction writing as well. There are many types of figurative language
  4. 4. SIMILE  A simile is a comparison that often uses the words like or as  Example:  “Nancy runs as fast as the wind.”
  5. 5. METAPHOR  A metaphor is a comparison made between things which are essentially not alike. It is similar to a simile, but does not use like or as.  EXAMPLE:  “I am a rainbow.”
  6. 6. PERSONIFICATION  When something that is not human is given human-like qualities, this is known as personification.  EXAMPLE.  “ She did not realize that opportunity was knocking at her door”.
  7. 7. HYPERBOLE  Exaggerating, often in a humorous way, to make a particular point .  EXAMPLE:  “I'm so hungry, I could eat a horse right now”.
  8. 8. ONOMATOPOEIA  When you name an action by imitating the sound associated with it, this is known as onomatopoeia. EXAMPLE:  "Bang! went the pistol, Crash! went the window Ouch! went the son of a gun.

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