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  1. 1. Poetry: Figurative Language Kristi Fischer Flandreau Middle School
  2. 2. Types of Figurative Language often used in Poetry: • Simile • Metaphor • Personification • Alliteration • Onomatopoeia
  3. 3. Simile • An implied comparison usually using “like” or “as”
  4. 4. Simile • Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get.
  5. 5. Simile • He ran down the field like a freight train.
  6. 6. Simile • She was as quiet as a mouse.
  7. 7. Metaphor • The process of describing one thing as if it were another. • Does not use “like” or “as”
  8. 8. Metaphor • Our project is almost finished. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
  9. 9. Metaphor • He had butterflies in his stomach.
  10. 10. Metaphor • He carried the weight of the world on his shoulders.
  11. 11. Personification • A figure of speech in which a thing, quality, or idea is represented as a person.
  12. 12. Personification • The sun peeked over the mountain tops.
  13. 13. Personification • One lonely slice of pizza remained.
  14. 14. Personification • After a long day of work, the swimming pool was calling my name.
  15. 15. Alliteration • The repetition of the same sound at the beginning of two or more closely associated words.
  16. 16. Alliteration • Like loads of laundry lying on the lovely linoleum.
  17. 17. Alliteration • Sally sells seashells by the seashore.
  18. 18. Alliteration • Those creepy crawly critters caused a cramp in my cranium.
  19. 19. Onomatopoeia • A word that imitates the sound it represents.
  20. 20. Onomatopoeia • The water gurgled as it flowed down the drain.
  21. 21. Onomatopoeia • The storm clouds rumbled across the sky.
  22. 22. Onomatopoeia • It seemed everyone was sniffling during the cold and flu season.
  23. 23. Types of Figurative Language • Simile • Metaphor • Personification • Alliteration • Onomatopoeia

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