Figurative              LanguageLanguage that makes your writingcome alive.
When to use… Anytime you want to improve your writing. When you want to describe an event, person, thing, or place. Whe...
SimileA comparison using the word like or __________.
SimileShe is as light as a feather.He is as big as a house.Tony is like a bull.Lisa runs like a deer.
Simile Alley is as pretty as a _________. Kevin is as smart as a _________. Ariel is like a ______________. Jeremy is ...
Simile Ashley hair is as pretty as  ________________. L.L. is as kind as a ___________________.
MetaphorA comparison that does not use _____ or ______.
Metaphor She is a duck in water. All the worlds a stage” (Shakespeare). Life is a journey, The goalkeeper was a rock
Metaphor Mr. McCann is a  ___________________________. Mrs. Jones is a  ____________________________. Ms. Heavens is a ...
Personification Giving life like qualities to non living things. Such as emotions, desires, sensations, physical gesture...
Personification Earth felt the wound. Snow speaks to the people. Oreo: Milk’s favorite cookie And the dish ran away wi...
Personification Reading  ___________________________________________________  ___________________________________. The c...
Onamonapiathe formation of words whose sound is imitative of the sound of the noise or action designated.Such as hiss, _...
Onamonapia tinkle drip drop creak ratched swish
Onamonapia 1. 2. 3.
Pun A pun is a figure of speech which consists of a deliberate  confusion of similar words or phrases for rhetorical effe...
Pun A bicycle cant stand alone because it is  two-tired. Whats the definition of a will? (Its a dead  giveaway) In demo...
Pun Did you hear about the fire in the circus, it was intense. With her marriage she got a new name and a dress. Withou...
Irony The use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning. The song Ironic, is only a use o...
Irony the Hard Rock Cafe was destroyed by a building collapse. Gentlemen, you cant fight in here! This is the War Room.
Alliteration The __________________ of the beginning sound. Think tongue twisters.
AlliterationShe sells sea shells by the sea shore.Tim teaches tiny students.Ashley always abides.
Alliteration1.2.3.
Hyperbole An exaggerated statement used to heighten effect. It is  not used to mislead the reader, but to emphasize a poi...
HyperboleI told you a million times to pick up your room.I have 20 hours of homework tonight.
Hyperbole If she does not go out with me I will just die. The other team was 10 feet tall. No one has ever felt like th...
IdiomsLanguage specific expressions.Statements that do not _____________ sense when taken literally.
Idioms Knock yourself out His presentation was a homerun. A Blessing In Disguise A Dime A Dozen
IdiomsA Penny Saved Is A Penny Earned.A Slap on the WristBack Seat DriverClose but no Cigar
Idioms 1. 2. 3.
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  1. 1. Figurative LanguageLanguage that makes your writingcome alive.
  2. 2. When to use… Anytime you want to improve your writing. When you want to describe an event, person, thing, or place. When you want to break up your writing and make it more creative.
  3. 3. SimileA comparison using the word like or __________.
  4. 4. SimileShe is as light as a feather.He is as big as a house.Tony is like a bull.Lisa runs like a deer.
  5. 5. Simile Alley is as pretty as a _________. Kevin is as smart as a _________. Ariel is like a ______________. Jeremy is like a ____________.
  6. 6. Simile Ashley hair is as pretty as ________________. L.L. is as kind as a ___________________.
  7. 7. MetaphorA comparison that does not use _____ or ______.
  8. 8. Metaphor She is a duck in water. All the worlds a stage” (Shakespeare). Life is a journey, The goalkeeper was a rock
  9. 9. Metaphor Mr. McCann is a ___________________________. Mrs. Jones is a ____________________________. Ms. Heavens is a _____________________________.
  10. 10. Personification Giving life like qualities to non living things. Such as emotions, desires, sensations, physical gestures and speech
  11. 11. Personification Earth felt the wound. Snow speaks to the people. Oreo: Milk’s favorite cookie And the dish ran away with the spoon.
  12. 12. Personification Reading ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________. The clock _________________________________.
  13. 13. Onamonapiathe formation of words whose sound is imitative of the sound of the noise or action designated.Such as hiss, ______,and bang
  14. 14. Onamonapia tinkle drip drop creak ratched swish
  15. 15. Onamonapia 1. 2. 3.
  16. 16. Pun A pun is a figure of speech which consists of a deliberate confusion of similar words or phrases for rhetorical effect, whether humorous or serious. It is supposed to be funny.
  17. 17. Pun A bicycle cant stand alone because it is two-tired. Whats the definition of a will? (Its a dead giveaway) In democracy its your vote that counts; in feudalism its your count > that votes.
  18. 18. Pun Did you hear about the fire in the circus, it was intense. With her marriage she got a new name and a dress. Without geometry, life is pointless.
  19. 19. Irony The use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning. The song Ironic, is only a use of irony because there are no example of irony.
  20. 20. Irony the Hard Rock Cafe was destroyed by a building collapse. Gentlemen, you cant fight in here! This is the War Room.
  21. 21. Alliteration The __________________ of the beginning sound. Think tongue twisters.
  22. 22. AlliterationShe sells sea shells by the sea shore.Tim teaches tiny students.Ashley always abides.
  23. 23. Alliteration1.2.3.
  24. 24. Hyperbole An exaggerated statement used to heighten effect. It is not used to mislead the reader, but to emphasize a point. It’s a huge _________________.
  25. 25. HyperboleI told you a million times to pick up your room.I have 20 hours of homework tonight.
  26. 26. Hyperbole If she does not go out with me I will just die. The other team was 10 feet tall. No one has ever felt like this.
  27. 27. IdiomsLanguage specific expressions.Statements that do not _____________ sense when taken literally.
  28. 28. Idioms Knock yourself out His presentation was a homerun. A Blessing In Disguise A Dime A Dozen
  29. 29. IdiomsA Penny Saved Is A Penny Earned.A Slap on the WristBack Seat DriverClose but no Cigar
  30. 30. Idioms 1. 2. 3.

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