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1 Figurative Language From Definitions and Examples

2 Figurative Language Describing something by comparing it to something else. Describing something by comparing it to something else. Goes beyond literal meaning for new ideas or insights on subject Goes beyond literal meaning for new ideas or insights on subject There are many ways to do this. There are many ways to do this. You see it and hear it everyday! You see it and hear it everyday!

3 Simile Direct comparison between two unlike things, using like and as Direct comparison between two unlike things, using like and as Example: She is as busy as a bee. Example: She is as busy as a bee. Where you’ve heard it: 1. “ I keep on crying but it doesn't seem to help at all. With every single tear drop it's like another rain drop fall. No matter what I do I can't stop the rain.” Ne-Yo Can’t Stop the Rain

4 Metaphor Implied comparison between two unlike things – sometimes using a form of a BEING VERB Implied comparison between two unlike things – sometimes using a form of a BEING VERB NOT using like, as NOT using like, as Being verbs: am, is, are, was, were, be, being, been Being verbs: am, is, are, was, were, be, being, been Where you’ve heard it: 1. “The truth is hiding in your eyes and it’s hanging on your tongue, Just boiling in my blood, but you think I can’t see” Paramore – Decode 2. “Look at him, look at me, that boy is bad, and honestly, he is a wolf in disguise, but I can’t stop looking in those evil eyes” Lady Gaga - Monster

5 Alliteration Repeated consonant sounds occurring at the beginning of words or within words Repeated consonant sounds occurring at the beginning of words or within words Alliteration always has alike amounts of sound. Alliteration always has alike amounts of sound. Where you’ve heard it: 1. “I keep your Love Locked down, your love locked down, you loose” Love Locked Down - Kanye West 2. “We keep quite cause we’re dead if they knew” Love Story – Taylor Swift

6 Personification Gives qualities of a person to an animal, an object, or an idea Gives qualities of a person to an animal, an object, or an idea Authors use to communicate feeling or attitude Authors use to communicate feeling or attitude Where you’ve heard it: 1. “And the Shadow of the Day, will embrace the world in grey, and the sun will set for you” Shadow of the Day – Linkin Park 2. “I look at the world, and I notice it’s turning, while my guitar gently weeps” While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Beatles

7 Onomatopoeia Words to mimic sounds Words to mimic sounds Appeal to sense of hearing and bring description to life Appeal to sense of hearing and bring description to life Where you’ve heard it: 1. “I'm so 3008 You so 2000 and late I got that boom, boom, boom That future boom, boom, boom Let me get it now” Boom Boom Pow – Black Eyed Peas 2. “Tonight, Imma fight till we see the sun light, tick tock on the clock, but the party don’t stop, no” Tick Tock - Kesha

8 Hyperbole Exaggerated statement used to heighten effect Exaggerated statement used to heighten effect Emphasize a point Emphasize a point HYPER = extra or exaggerated energy HYPER = extra or exaggerated energy Where you’ve heard it: “But I would walk 500 miles, and I would walk 500 more, just to be the man who walked 1000 miles.” I’m Gonna Be – The Proclaimers I’m Gonna Be – The Proclaimers Chuck Norris does not do push- ups. He pushes the world down. His charm is so contagious, vaccines were created for it. – The Most Interesting Man in the World

9 I'm Already There by Lonestar Teardrops on My Guitar by Taylor Swift Love Song by Sara Bareilles Dynamite by Taio Cruz Breathe (2 AM) by Anna Nalick (this one uses similies as well) Like a G6 by Far East Movement Whip My Hair by Willow (Willow Smith) I'm Already There by Lonestar Teardrops on My Guitar by Taylor Swift Love Song by Sara Bareilles Dynamite by Taio Cruz Breathe (2 AM) by Anna Nalick (this one uses similies as well) Like a G6 by Far East Movement Whip My Hair by Willow (Willow Smith) The Remedy, Jason Mraz Lost!, Coldplay(Acoustic piano) Lost?, Coldplay(Organ-like sound) Lollipop, Mika When Im Gone, Simple Plan(just a bit figurative) Chop Suey, System Of A Down The Remedy, Jason Mraz Lost!, Coldplay(Acoustic piano) Lost?, Coldplay(Organ-like sound) Lollipop, Mika When Im Gone, Simple Plan(just a bit figurative) Chop Suey, System Of A Down Wordplay by Jason Mraz: Wordplay by Jason Mraz: Get Whole Songs of: Get Whole Songs of: Rihanna – take a bow Rihanna – take a bow Kanye West – Love Lock Down Kanye West – Love Lock Down Paramore – Decode Paramore – Decode Taylor Swift – Love Story Taylor Swift – Love Story Lady Gaga – Monster Lady Gaga – Monster Shadow of the day – Linkin Park Shadow of the day – Linkin Park Hip Hop is Dead – Nas Hip Hop is Dead – Nas Stop and Stare – One Republic Stop and Stare – One Republic Datskat – The Roots Datskat – The Roots Owl City Fireflies Owl City Fireflies

10 Landscape chart (and modified one) Landscape chart (and modified one) Find lyrics Find lyrics Outline lesson plan Outline lesson plan


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