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Figurative Language. Simile Comparisons using like or as Ex: As smooth as silk As fast as the wind Quick like the wind As rich as Bill Gates As sour as.

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1 Figurative Language

2 Simile Comparisons using like or as Ex: As smooth as silk As fast as the wind Quick like the wind As rich as Bill Gates As sour as a lemon Timothy Lemon, Pd 1 As soft as a cloud Mariah Livingston, Pd 1 Comparisons using like or as Ex: As smooth as silk As fast as the wind Quick like the wind As rich as Bill Gates As sour as a lemon Timothy Lemon, Pd 1 As soft as a cloud Mariah Livingston, Pd 1

3 Metaphor Comparison without using like or as Ex: You’re such an airhead It’s bursting with flavor It’s all Greek to me Comparison without using like or as Ex: You’re such an airhead It’s bursting with flavor It’s all Greek to me

4 Hyperbole An exaggerating statement Ex: In order to get my assignment done I’ll have to work straight through to Christmas! My book bag weighs a ton. Ryan Mauldin, Pd. 4 If you don’t let me go to the bathroom, I’ll die! Reuben Kyles, 2 nd Pd I’m so hungry I could eat a horse! Ashlyn Hornback, Pd. 4 An exaggerating statement Ex: In order to get my assignment done I’ll have to work straight through to Christmas! My book bag weighs a ton. Ryan Mauldin, Pd. 4 If you don’t let me go to the bathroom, I’ll die! Reuben Kyles, 2 nd Pd I’m so hungry I could eat a horse! Ashlyn Hornback, Pd. 4

5 Personification Giving something a human quality Ex: The sun smiled down on me. The leaves danced in the wind. My pencil got legs and walked away. Camden Barlow, 1 st Pd The tree’s branches waved at me. Keira Turner, Pd. 4 The engine purred. Sawyer Owen, Pd. 4 Giving something a human quality Ex: The sun smiled down on me. The leaves danced in the wind. My pencil got legs and walked away. Camden Barlow, 1 st Pd The tree’s branches waved at me. Keira Turner, Pd. 4 The engine purred. Sawyer Owen, Pd. 4

6 Idiom An everyday saying that doesn’t exactly mean what the words say Ex: It’s raining cats and dogs. He’s a backseat driver. Someone cut the cheese. Katie Leonard, 2 nd Pd (When someone is singing poorly) You’re killing the birds. Brooke Greenhut, 2 nd Pd. I’m tired; I’m going to hit the hay. Savannah Harris, Pd.4 An everyday saying that doesn’t exactly mean what the words say Ex: It’s raining cats and dogs. He’s a backseat driver. Someone cut the cheese. Katie Leonard, 2 nd Pd (When someone is singing poorly) You’re killing the birds. Brooke Greenhut, 2 nd Pd. I’m tired; I’m going to hit the hay. Savannah Harris, Pd.4

7 Symbolism Something concrete that stands for something else, such as an idea or emotion Ex: He was filled with pride at the sight of the American flag. She showed her Alabama pride when she wore her hoodie with the big “A”. Shelton Moon, 1 st Pd. Something concrete that stands for something else, such as an idea or emotion Ex: He was filled with pride at the sight of the American flag. She showed her Alabama pride when she wore her hoodie with the big “A”. Shelton Moon, 1 st Pd.

8 Pun A play on words; a deliberate confusion of words Ex: Santa’s helpers are subordinate Clauses. If you throw a cat out a car window does it become kitty litter? Did you hear about the optometrist who fell into a lens grinder and made a spectacle of himself? Sign at a deer crossing: The Buck Stops Here. A play on words; a deliberate confusion of words Ex: Santa’s helpers are subordinate Clauses. If you throw a cat out a car window does it become kitty litter? Did you hear about the optometrist who fell into a lens grinder and made a spectacle of himself? Sign at a deer crossing: The Buck Stops Here.

9 Irony Using words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning Ex: One of the identical twins says to the other, "You're ugly!" I saw a fish drowning. Many things can be preserved in alcohol. Dignity is not one of them. Never argue with a fool. People might not know the difference. Marriage is the leading cause of divorce I have been down so long, it looks like up to me. Using words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning Ex: One of the identical twins says to the other, "You're ugly!" I saw a fish drowning. Many things can be preserved in alcohol. Dignity is not one of them. Never argue with a fool. People might not know the difference. Marriage is the leading cause of divorce I have been down so long, it looks like up to me.


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