Figurative Language Terms 1224021826927776 9

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Figurative Language Terms 1224021826927776 9

  1. 1. Figurative Language On your paper, write the definition, and one example for each term.
  2. 2. Figurative Language <ul><li>a tool a writer uses to help the reader visualize what is happening in a piece of writing </li></ul><ul><li>is a powerful way to communicate a thought </li></ul><ul><li>there are 8 major types…. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Simile <ul><li>a COMPARISON…… between two unlike things </li></ul><ul><li>must use the words like or as </li></ul><ul><li>The sun is like a yellow ball of fire in the sky. </li></ul><ul><li> His feet were as big as boats. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Metaphor <ul><li>a COMPARISON between things without using the words like or as </li></ul><ul><li>when one thing is the other thing </li></ul><ul><li>- Her home was a prison. </li></ul><ul><li>- His hair is straw. </li></ul><ul><li>- George is a pig! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Hyperbole <ul><li>a HUGE big exaggeration </li></ul><ul><li>- He has tons of money. </li></ul><ul><li>- Her brain is the size of a pea. </li></ul><ul><li>- I’ve told you a million times to capitalize people’s names. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Idioms <ul><li>an expression that people understand, but does not is not defined by the separate words </li></ul><ul><li>- I’m so hungry I could eat a horse. </li></ul><ul><li>- That test was a piece of cake. </li></ul><ul><li>- Something fishy is going on around here! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Personification <ul><li>giving human qualities to non-human objects </li></ul><ul><li>- The rain kissed my cheeks as it fell. </li></ul><ul><li>- The car engine coughed and sputtered as it started. </li></ul><ul><li>- The microwave timer told me my pizza was ready. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Alliteration <ul><li>repetition of an initial consonant sound; there should be at least two repetitions in a row </li></ul><ul><li>- The wooly walrus wonders about fish </li></ul><ul><li>- Grapes grow in the garden </li></ul><ul><li>- Fairies and fireflies are two of my favorite things. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Onomatopoeia <ul><li>when a word sounds like what it represents </li></ul><ul><li>- splash </li></ul><ul><li>- drip </li></ul><ul><li>- smush </li></ul><ul><li>- splat </li></ul>
  10. 10. Imagery <ul><li>using sensory the 5 senses to create help the reader experience the story </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>- The room was dark and musty and smelled like an old shoe. </li></ul><ul><li>- The blueberries were as big as your thumb and tasted like soot. </li></ul><ul><li>- We heard the horses hoofs clatter on the cobblestone street. </li></ul>

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