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We ’ re going to look at two types of language: 1 Language Types figurative language and literal language
To understand what figurative language is, you need to understand the difference between 2 Figurative vs. Literal figurative and literal
I mean exactly what I stated. 3 LET’S START WITH LITERAL I’m tired and going home. This means “I’m tired and I’m going home.” There is no other meaning other than what is said.
I ’ m not suggesting we get into the freezer. 4 FIGURATIVE To be figurative is to not mean what you say but to imply something else. For example: If I tell you, “Let’s go chill,”
Confused? Think of it this way: Literal is stated directly Figurative is imaginary 5 Literal vs. Figurative
Also known as descriptive language, figurative language helps the writer paint a picture in the reader ’ s mind. 6 Why Use Figurative Language?
“This test is a piece of cake” 7 Literal Figurative TEST
“My cat is a bolt of lightning” 8 Literal Figurative MEOW!
Figurative Language makes reading more interesting. 9
“It is raining cats and dogs!” 10 What would it LITERALLY mean if it rained cats and dogs? What does it FIGURATIVELY mean if someone says it rained cats and dogs? Practice your own drawing! On one side of the paper draw the LITERAL meaning and on the other side draw the FIGURATIVE meaning.
Brian was a wall, bouncing every tennis ball back over the net. Brain was NOT LITERALLT a wall! This metaphor compares Brian to a wall because __________. a. He was a strong tennis player. b. He was very tall. c. He kept missing the balls. d. His body was made of cells. 11 LET’S PRACTICE!
Tammy was NOT LITERALLY a pig! Tammy was being compared to a pig because she __________. a. looked like a pig b. ate like a pig c. smelled like a pig d. was as smart as a pig 12 We would have had more pizza to eat if Tammy hadn’t been such a pig.
Cindy was NOT LITERALLY a mule! The metaphor “ Cindy was such a mule ” compares Cindy to a mule because she was __________. a. always eating oats b. able to do hard work c. raised on a farm d. very stubborn 13 Cindy was such a mule. We could not get her to change her mind.