2 Figurative Language Review Similes – compare two UNLIKE things usingthe words like or asHer skin was soft as cotton.He ran like the wind.The night was black as coal.My mother was mad as a raging bull last night.The dancers were like swans on a lake.Video
3 Figurative Language Review Metaphors – compare two UNLIKE things butdo not use the words like or as - they oftenuse forms of the verb “be” is, are, was,or were.The moon is a diamond in the sky.The children were little monsters yesterday.My little cousins are angels.She was a chicken, and wouldn’t go in the haunted house.Video
4 Figurative Language Review VideoOnomatopoeia – sound wordsAlex loves to bang on the drum.My cell-phone beeped during the movie.Those clucking chickens drove me crazy.The cat meowed loudly.BAM! The thunder sounded across the night sky.“Ribbit, ribbit” croaked the frog.
5 Figurative Language Review Personification – things that are not alive aregiven human qualitiesThe sun smiled down on the children playing in the field.The cold wind slapped my face.Her teddy bear is her best friend and goes with hereverywhere.The poor little puppy’s stomach was screamingto be fed.The clouds danced merrily across the sky.Video
6 Figurative Language Review Alliteration – same beginning soundsMickey and Minnie munched merrily on mangoes.Wee Willy Winky went west to Washington.Tiny Tina takes trips to Tennessee.Poppy Pumpernickel pressed pretty posies on a poster.Two terrible teenagers teased tiny toddlers.Video
7 Figurative Language Review Idiom – a group of words that do not literallymean what they sayHold your horses, I’m coming!It’s raining cats and dogs.That broke my heart.Break a leg in the show tonight.I ran into my friend at the mall.He let the cat out of the bag.Video