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2 What is Figurative Language? And What are Idioms?


4 Simile: a way of describing something by comparing it with something else using "like" or "as"

5 I am hungry as a horse. You run like a rabbit. He is sneaky as a snake. She is happy as a clam.


7 The girl was a fish in the water. The clown was a feather floating away.


9 The flowers danced in the wind. The Earth coughed and choked in all of the pollution. The friendly gates welcomed us.


11 Stan the strong surfer saved several swimmers on Saturday. Tiny Tommy Thomson takes toy trucks to Timmy’s on Tuesday. Click here to read more alliterations.



14 Princess Kitty will kiss Timmy T. Tippers’s lips The pain may drain Drake, but maybe the weight is fake.

15 Chug chug chug!! Swish swish swish Yeeeeee Ahhhhhhhh Glippp Gluppp Gluppp


17 What is an idiom? words, phrases, or expressions that are not interpreted logically or literally unusual expressions that are either grammatically incorrect or have a meaning that cannot be comprehended through contextual clues

18 It’s Raining Cats and Dogs!!!! It’s raining cats and dogs means: a.Cats and dogs are falling from the sky. b.It’s raining very hard. c.It’s not raining much at all. d. The weather is horrible. a. c. d. b. HINT: I can’t go outside because it’s raining cats and dogs and I would get soaked!

19 Skeletons in Your Closet Skeletons in your closet means: a.Your closet is full of skeletons. b.You are hiding something in your closet. c.You have secrets or something that you don’t want anyone to know. d.You are not afraid of anything. a. b. c. d. Hint: Why shouldn’t you be able to answer all of my questions? Don’t tell me you have skeletons in your closet!

20 To break the iceTo be the first to say or do something hoping that others will join you To have a chip on your shoulder Describes a person who is angry and defensive or who is always ready to argue or fight Hold your horsesBe patient; wait a minute Over the hillOld or too old to do something On cloud nineVery happy or excited Pulling your legTeasing you Common Idioms and their meanings:

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