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Figurative Language and Sound Devices
Terms in this set (21)
Simile (figurative language)
a comparison of two unlike things using like, as, than, or resembles
Metaphor (figurative language)
a comparison of one thing as if it were another
language that is used imaginatively rather than literally. It includes one or more figures of speech. Some types of this type of language include: simile, metaphor, & personification.
language that when written or spoken means exactly what it is stating. There is no hidden or imaginative meaning. There is no use of similes, metaphors, personification, etc.
Personification (figurative language)
giving human characteristics to a nonhuman subject
The speaker rumbled and roared, burying his audience in an avalanche. (Figurative language or literal?)
Figurative language- personification
The busy store keeper growled at us like an old, grizzly bear. (Figurative language or literal?)
Figurative language- simile
Janice tiptoed through the house, trying not to wake the peacefully sleeping baby. (Figurative language or literal?)
The pine tree shook the snow off its branches so that the birds could perch there. (What type of figurative language is being used?)
Personification- gives human characteristics to something nonhuman
Uncle Tyrone's snores sound so much like a chainsaw they could probably cut wood. (What type of figurative language is being used?)
Simile- compares two things using like or as
LIfe is a highway. I want to drive it all night long. (What type of figurative language is being used?)
Metaphor- a comparison of one thing as if it were another. (Life is not literally a highway, but it is a good comparison for many reasons.)
Alliteration (sound device)
repeated consonant sounds at the beginning of words (breeze blew briskly)
The sounds of the phrase silly spaghetti supper is an example of
alliteration- beginning consonant sounds are the same (s)
Consonance (sound device)
repeated consonant sounds at the end of words
On the top of the step he will tip his cap.(p)
Which of the following word pairs is an example of consonance: drag and drop, crash and burn, pick and pack?
pick and pack- same ending consonant sound
Assonance (sound device)
Repeated vowel sounds
They roam the lonesome roads and never go home. (o,o,o,o,)
Which one of the following word pairs is an example of assonance:
deep and dark, smile and bright, sale and buy?
smile and bright- same vowel sound (i)
Onomatopoeia (sound device)
sounds that imitate meaning
pop, fizz, hiss, roar, etc
Which of the following word pairs is an example of onomatopoeia: gurgle and babble, flow and river, serve and protect?
gurgle and babble- the word imitates the sound it makes
The statue stared across the empty field. What type of figurative language and sound device is used in this sentence?
alliteration- statue stared
it is similar to a paragraph in prose; it is lines of a poem that are grouped together
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