Figures of Speech ¶H¶H¶H¶Hyperbole ¶U¶U¶U¶Using exaggeration to make a point ¶S¶S¶S¶She ran so fast that it took her shadow the rest of the day to catch up to her. ¶H¶H¶H¶He was tall enough to touch the top of a skyscraper. Copyright (c) 2010 by Gamehinge
Figures of Speech ¶I¶I¶I¶Idioms ¶E¶E¶E¶Expressions with words that dont use their ordinary meanings. ¶T¶T¶T¶The thief hit the road before the detective arrived on the scene. ¶J¶J¶J¶Jumping the gun, the nervous getaway driver sped off before his partners exited the bank. Copyright (c) 2010 by Gamehinge
Figures of Speech ¶M¶M¶M¶Metaphors ¶M¶M¶M¶Making comparisons ¶T¶T¶T¶The robber was a shadow in the night. ¶T¶T¶T¶The detective was a magnet picking up clues. Copyright (c) 2010 by Gamehinge
Similes ¶U¶U¶U¶Using LIKE or AS to compare two different things ¶T¶T¶T¶The students were as quiet as mannequins in the classroom. ¶T¶T¶T¶The teachers voice was as soothing as a hammer pulling a rusty nail from an old board. (Irony)
Complete the Similes ¶U¶U¶U¶Using LIKE or AS to make comparisons ¶T¶T¶T¶The cautious burglars footsteps sounded like... ¶ f¶ f¶ f¶ fingers sliding into a glove. Copyright (c) 2010 by Gamehinge
Similes ¶W¶W¶W¶With his purple shirt and red shoes, he was as inconspicuous as... ¶a¶a¶a¶a bolt of lightning. ¶(¶(¶(¶(Irony) Copyright (c) 2010 by Gamehinge
¶T¶The boy suddenly leaped to his feet and began to dance like... ¶p¶p¶p¶popcorn popping.
¶T¶The unhappy girl was as pleasant as... ¶a¶a¶a¶a rotten pumpkin. ¶(¶(Irony)
¶W¶W¶W¶When he got back his spelling test, the surprised boy looked like... ¶h¶h¶h¶he just ate a red-hot chili pepper. ¶O¶O¶O¶OR ¶h¶h¶h¶he just won the lottery.
¶T¶The excited girl began to run around like... ¶s¶s¶s¶she was surrounded by a swarm of buzzing bumble bees.
¶ The clouds were as still as... ¶ a ¶ a painting of the sky. Copyright (c) 2010 by Gamehinge
¶S¶S¶S¶Sneaking into the empty house, the clumsy burglars were as silent as... ¶r¶r¶r¶rush-hour traffic in Atlanta. ¶(¶(Irony)
¶H¶Her irony was as rusty as... ¶a¶a¶a¶a junkyard car.