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
My brother's good as gold.
what is a metaphor?
compares two things without using like or as
My brother is a rat.
My baby sister is a doll.
What is onomatopoeia?
the use of words whose sounds echo their meanings
What is personification?
the giving of human qualities to an animal, object, or idea
The tree wept at the loss of its leaves.
The chair groaned in protest under the weight of the Sumo Wrestler.
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.
He was so tall that soup froze on the way to his stomach.
What is an idiom?
Does not mean what is being said.
It's raining cats and dogs.
Break a leg.
I move fast like a cheetah on the African plain.
You are an ant, while I'm the lion.
I walked a million miles in order to get home this afternoon.
The sky misses the sun at night.
Out of reach, I pull out with a screech.
She's as busy as a bee.
You are what you eat.
My teddy bear gave me a hug.
After a hot, long day at work, the swimming pool was calling my name.
My cereal made the sounds: snap, crackle, and pop.
He was so hungry, that he ate that whole cornfield for lunch, stalks and all.
That In-n-Out burger hit the spot.
I heard it straight from the horse's mouth.
What is alliteration?
The repetition of the same beginning sound in two or more words.
We saw Sally by the seashore.
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
What is Literal Language?
to mean exactly what you say. Ex, "Sit down!"