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Figurative Language - BMS 7th LA Andersen/Foster

One meaning of the word "figure" is "image" or "picture." Figurative language creates pictures in the mind of the reader. These figures help convey meaning and understanding faster and more vividly than words alone. We use "figures of speech" in figurative language to color and interest, and to awaken the imagination. Figurative language is everywhere, from classical works by Shakespeare and the Bible to everyday speech. It is even in tons of pop music, television shows, and commercials. Figur…
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Simile
Comparing two unlike things using words such as "like" or "as"
Example: The sisters fought like cats and dogs!
Metaphor
Comparing two unlike things NOT using the words "like" or "as."
Example: How could she marry a snake like that?
Personification
Giving an object or animal human feelings, thoughts, attitudes or actions.
Hyperbole
Extreme exaggeration for effect.
Alliteration
Repeated beginning consonant sounds. Example: The fog filtered over the field finally hiding the fence.
Idiom
A common, often used expression that doesn't make sense if you take it literally. Example: Seeing the world through rose colored glasses = not seeing clearly or ignoring the bad in life.
Irony
Contrast between what is expected and what actually happens. Example: The firehouse burned down.
End Rhyme
Example: From the poet
Who doesn't know it
Personification
Example sentence:
The rain danced on my roof.
Idiom
Example sentence:
When I wanted to spend my money, my mom always said a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
Alliteration
Example sentence:
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
Hyperbole
Example sentence:
I've said that a million times.
Metaphor
Example sentence:
Matthew is a tall, cool drink of water.
Idiom
Example sentence:
Getting an A on this test is a piece of cake.
Simile
Example sentence:
Tobias ran like a cheetah.
End rhyme
Example sentence:
The cat in the hat
Sat on a bat
Idiom
Definition:
A phrase used in everyday language that doesn't make sense literally, but people know what it means.
Metaphor
Definition:
A comparison of two unlike things without using like or as.
End Rhyme
Definition:
A pattern of end sounds.
Simile
Definition:
A comparison of two unlike things using "Like" or "As."
Personification
Definition:
Giving human characteristics to something non-human.
Hyperbole
Definition:
Extreme exaggeration for effect.
Alliteration
Definition:
Repetition of sounds.

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