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Simile, Metaphor,Personification & Symbol<br />
Figurative language is more than just a set of clever devices used for writing poetry, but it is one of the ways that we u...
In this presentation, we will learn about four types of figurative language, and see examples of each.<br />
A simile is a figurative term that compares two unlike things usually using “like” or “as.<br />
Some Examples:<br /><ul><li>“Cool as a cucumber”
“Smart as a whip”
“He sticks to you likeglue.”
“He swims like a fish.”</li></li></ul><li>
A metaphor compares two unlike things, saying that they are alike.  It does not use “like” or “as” but say that one thing ...
Some Examples from Shakespeare:<br />“All the world’s a stage,<br />And all the men and women merely players;”<br />	--fro...
Personification gives objects or animals human traits, behaviors, or emotions, or otherwise portrays them as human.  <br />
Examples of Personification:<br /><ul><li>“Father Time”
“Mother Earth”
“Cruel Fate”
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Figurative Language

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A slide show about figurative language (similes, metaphors, personification and symbols).

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Figurative Language

  1. 1. Simile, Metaphor,Personification & Symbol<br />
  2. 2. Figurative language is more than just a set of clever devices used for writing poetry, but it is one of the ways that we understand our world. <br />From the time we were young children, we began understanding the world by looking for similarities between different things.<br />
  3. 3. In this presentation, we will learn about four types of figurative language, and see examples of each.<br />
  4. 4. A simile is a figurative term that compares two unlike things usually using “like” or “as.<br />
  5. 5. Some Examples:<br /><ul><li>“Cool as a cucumber”
  6. 6. “Smart as a whip”
  7. 7. “He sticks to you likeglue.”
  8. 8. “He swims like a fish.”</li></li></ul><li>
  9. 9. A metaphor compares two unlike things, saying that they are alike. It does not use “like” or “as” but say that one thing is the other thing. <br />
  10. 10. Some Examples from Shakespeare:<br />“All the world’s a stage,<br />And all the men and women merely players;”<br /> --from As You Like It<br />“Life is a tale told by an idiot.”<br /> --from Macbeth<br />
  11. 11.
  12. 12. Personification gives objects or animals human traits, behaviors, or emotions, or otherwise portrays them as human. <br />
  13. 13. Examples of Personification:<br /><ul><li>“Father Time”
  14. 14. “Mother Earth”
  15. 15. “Cruel Fate”
  16. 16. “Lady Luck”
  17. 17. “The long arm of the law”
  18. 18. “The whispering wind”</li></li></ul><li>
  19. 19. Symbols are literal (present, tangible, material) objects which carry figurative meanings.<br />
  20. 20. Examples of Symbols:<br /><ul><li>The American Flag (which symbolizes the United States)
  21. 21. Corporate Logos such as the swoosh (which symbolizes the Nike Corporation)
  22. 22. Religious Symbols, such as a cross, a star of David, or a crescent moon (symbolizing Christianity, Judaism and Islam)
  23. 23. School Mascots </li></li></ul><li>

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