4 Figures Of Speech

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4 Figures Of Speech

  1. 1. 4 Figures of Speech Ms. Springer February 26, 2009
  2. 2. We have studied 4 figures of speech this month: <ul><li>Metaphor </li></ul><ul><li>Simile </li></ul><ul><li>Personification </li></ul><ul><li>Hyperbole </li></ul><ul><li>See if you can identify each </li></ul>
  3. 3. Which is it? <ul><li>I tried to race Jose to the end of the street, but he runs like the wind. </li></ul>
  4. 4. SIMILE
  5. 5. Which is it? <ul><li>When the students wouldn’t quiet down for the teacher, she sighed, “I’m teaching a bunch of monkeys today!” </li></ul>
  6. 6. METAPHOR
  7. 7. Which is it? <ul><li>The moon laughed as the old man floated away in a balloon. </li></ul>
  8. 8. PERSONIFICATION
  9. 9. Which is it? <ul><li>My sister is so poor she doesn’t even have common sense. </li></ul>
  10. 10. HYPERBOLE
  11. 11. Which is it? <ul><li>The Wind </li></ul><ul><li>The wind stood up and gave a shout. </li></ul><ul><li>He whistled on his fingers and </li></ul><ul><li>Kicked the withered leaves about </li></ul><ul><li>And thumped the branches with his hand </li></ul><ul><li>And said he’d kill and kill and kill </li></ul><ul><li>And so he will and so he will. </li></ul>
  12. 12. PERSONIFICATION
  13. 13. Which is it? <ul><li>Ms. Springer was as mad as a volcano ready to explode when she walked into class today. </li></ul>
  14. 14. SIMILE
  15. 15. Which is it? <ul><li>The soccer player kicked the ball from a mile away and she still scored a goal! </li></ul>
  16. 16. HYPERBOLE
  17. 17. Which is it? <ul><li>“ Stop being a clown and give me a serious answer,” the teacher said to Sama. </li></ul>
  18. 18. METAPHOR
  19. 19. Which is it? <ul><li>“ Miss, may I go to my locker?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Yes, but don’t take FOREVER this time.” </li></ul>
  20. 20. HYPERBOLE
  21. 21. Which is it? <ul><li>Who turned out the lights? It’s as dark as night in here! </li></ul>
  22. 22. SIMILE
  23. 23. Which is it? <ul><li>My teacher is so old she has a picture of Jesus in her yearbook! </li></ul>
  24. 24. HYPERBOLE
  25. 25. <ul><li>METAPHOR: comparing 2 things </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Her brain is a calculator </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SIMILE: comparing using ‘like’ or ‘as’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>She’s as good at math as a calculator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Her brain is like a calculator </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PERSONIFICATION: giving human qualities to non-human things </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The wind screams loudly </li></ul></ul><ul><li>HYPERBOLE: over-exaggeration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>8 th grade hallway is a mile away from my classroom. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Yo mama’ jokes </li></ul></ul>

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