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Figurative Language and Idioms
What is Figurative Language? Figurative Language – language that goes beyond the literal (actual) meaning of the words.
Types of Figurative Language Imagery – helps paint a picture in your mind We sat on a cool, green carpet of grass. The moist and chocolaty scent floated to me. Simile – comparison using like or as She is as strong as a horse. Metaphor – comparison between two unlikely things Sara is a nightingale in the school choir.
Types of Figurative Language Alliteration – repeated consonant sounds Creamy and crunchy Personification – gives human qualities to animals or objects The low clouds bumped into the mountians Onomatopoeia – use of words that mimic sounds Buzz, swish, zigzag, zip
Types of Figurative Language Hyperbole – exaggerated statement My brother exploded when he saw the damage to his car. Idiom – word combos that have a meaning different than the literal meaning Rush hour traffic moves at a snail’s pace. Sally was tongue tied when she said the poem.
What is an idiom? Idiom – a combination of words that have a meaning different than the literal meaning of the words individually
Examples of Idioms 1) To sit on the fence Literal Meaning – one who is sitting on a fence Idiomatic Meaning – one who is not making a clear choice regarding a situation The politician sat on the fence and would not give his opinion about the tax issue.
Examples of Idioms 2) To hold one’s horses Literal Meaning – to hold another person’s horses Idiomatic Meaning – to stop and wait patiently for someone or something “Hold your horses,” I said when my friend started to leave the store without me.
Examples of Idioms 3) To put your foot in your mouth Literal Meaning – to put your foot into your mouth Idiomatic Meaning – to say something embarrassing incorrect I put my foot in my mouth when I yelled “stranger danger” as my mom grabbed my arm.