Figurative language simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole
Figurative Language Mr. Wolf 2012
Figurative Language• Figurative language creates images for the reader or listener. The writer uses descriptions that are comparisons, repetitions, exaggerations, and imitations to make the writing more interesting and engaging.
Types of Figurative Language• Simile- a figure of speech comparing two unlike things. If it often linked by the words “like” or “as”.
Types of Figurative Language• Metaphor- States that one this is something else. It is a comparison that is usually linked by the word “is”.
Types of Figurative Language• Hyperbole- Big exaggeration, usually with humour.
Types of Figurative Language• Personification- Giving an object human-like qualities.
Types of Figurative LanguageAlliteration- The repetition of the same initialletter, sound, or group of sounds in a series ofwords.
Types of Figurative Language The use of a word toOnomatopoeia-describe or imitate a naturalsound or the soundmade by an object or anaction.
Simile• Figurative- His feet are as big as skateboards• Literal meaning- He has big feet.
Metaphor• Figurative- Her hair is silky.• Literal meaning- Her hair is very soft.
Hyperbole• Figurative- The backpack weighs a ton.• Literal- The backpack feels very heavy.
Personification• Figurative- The volcano spit out lave from its mouth.• Literal- Lava erupted from the volcano.
Alliteration• She sells sea shells by the sea shore.• Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
Summary• Figurative language is a creative way to describe a person place, object, or event. This creates a more descriptive picture in the mind of the reader.• Language examples include: simile, metaphor, hyperbole, and personification.• The use of creative language makes writing more exciting, fun, and interesting.