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Chains Figurative Language You will need 2 sheets of paper and your Chains book. One sheet is for notes, and the other for your assignment.
Hyperbole Exaggerating for emphasis or effect. Examples Yeah, I already beat that game 80,000 years ago. Nobody listens to that song anymore. Old Mr. Johnson has been teaching here since the Stone Age. Forget knocking it out of the park, Frank can knock a baseball off the continent. These shoes are killing me.
Metaphor comparison between two dissimilar things without using the word “like” or “as” to make the comparison Examples The cast on Michael’s broken leg was a plaster shackle. She was just a trophy to Ricardo, another object to possess. The path of resentment is easier to travel than the road to forgiveness. Waves of spam s inundated his inbox. Her eyes were fireflies.
Personification Giving human characteristics, qualities, or traits to an object or idea Examples Thunder grumbled and raindrops reported for duty. The moon turned over to face the day. One unhappy icicle wasted away in the day. The traffic noises argued long into the night and finally Cal went to sleep. The angry storm pounded the tin shelter.
Simile Comparisons between two unlike things using the word “like” or “as” Examples The bottle rolled off the table like a teardrop. The handshake felt like warm laundry. She hung her head like a dying flower. Arguing with her was like dueling with hand grenades.
Idiom A common expression that has a meaning particular to a language or region. Examples It’s raining cats and dogs. Hit the lights.
Imagery Text that creates a mental picture and appeals to the five senses. Example: “Blood red were his spurs in the golden noon; wine-red was his velvet coat.”
Foreshadowing The use of hints or clues in a narrative to suggest future action. Example: " Why do I get the feeling you will be the death of me?"
Onomatopoeia When a word’s pronunciation imitates its sound. Examples BuzzClinkBeep Buzzing clinkingbeeping
Practice On your own sheet of paper, you will find examples of the figurative language in Chains. Each example you find will need to be written properly with quotation marks and page numbers.