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Figurative vs. Literal Language What’s the difference? L.8.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word.

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1 Figurative vs. Literal Language What’s the difference? L.8.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings..

2 Figurative Language Figurative language is when you say one thing, but mean something totally different.

3 Literal Language Literal language is when you say exactly what you mean.

4 Literal vs. Figurative LiteralFigurative ExplicitImplicit Factual, straightforward Imaginative, conveys an idea

5 Practice! As you see each slide, determine what each phrase means both literally and figuratively.

6 For Example It’s raining cats and dogs Literal- it is pouring animals from the sky. Figurative- it is raining really hard!

7 Quit pulling my leg

8 Cat got your tongue?

9 She has a frog in her throat!


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