Figurative Language Practice

6th - 8th grade figurative language
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What is figurative language?
words or phrases where you don't mean what you say.
Ex, "That's how we roll."
What is a simile?
a form of comparison in which two things are compared using like or as
My sister is like a doll
simile
My brother's good as gold.
simile
what is a metaphor?
compares two things without using like or as
My brother is a rat.
metaphor
My baby sister is a doll.
metaphor
What is onomatopoeia?
the use of words whose sounds echo their meanings
Buzz
onomatopoeia
Meow
onomatopoeia
Boom
onomatopoeia
Zoom
onomatopoeia
What is personification?
the giving of human qualities to an animal, object, or idea
The tree wept at the loss of its leaves.
personification
The chair groaned in protest under the weight of the Sumo Wrestler.
personification
What is hyperbole?
an extreme exaggeration; it is so extreme that it would never be possible.
I think of you a million times a day.
hyperbole
He was so tall that soup froze on the way to his stomach.
hyperbole
What is an idiom?
Does not mean what is being said.
It's raining cats and dogs.
idiom
Break a leg.
idiom
I move fast like a cheetah on the African plain.
simile
You are an ant, while I'm the lion.
metaphor
I walked a million miles in order to get home this afternoon.
hyperbole
The sky misses the sun at night.
personification
Out of reach, I pull out with a screech.
onomatopoeia
She's as busy as a bee.
simile
You are what you eat.
metaphor, hyperbole
My teddy bear gave me a hug.
personification
After a hot, long day at work, the swimming pool was calling my name.
personification
My cereal made the sounds: snap, crackle, and pop.
onomatopoeia
He was so hungry, that he ate that whole cornfield for lunch, stalks and all.
hyperbole
That In-n-Out burger hit the spot.
idiom
I heard it straight from the horse's mouth.
idiom
What is alliteration?
The repetition of the same beginning sound in two or more words.
We saw Sally by the seashore.
alliteration
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
alliteration
What is Literal Language?
to mean exactly what you say. Ex, "Sit down!"