Comparing two unlike things using like or as. Examples: “Her hair is as golden as the sun.” or “He’s sly like a fox.”
Comparing two unlike things NOT using like or as. Examples: “Baby you’re a firework.” or “He’s a snake.”
A common phrase that is not meant to be taken literally. Examples: “It’s raining cats and dogs.” or “Break a leg.”
Giving an inanimate object human characteristics. Examples: “The wind whistled.” or “The trees danced.”
An extreme exaggeration Example: “I’m so hungry I could eat a horse.” or “There are a million people in line.”
An appeal to one of the five senses: sight, taste, touch, sound, smell. Example: “The hot chocolate steamed from the cup tickling my nose.” or “The cat’s feather-like fur tickled my feet as it cuddled next to me.”
My life is unpredictable like the weather. I am a cloud floating to new heights. When the going get tough, I look at it as a blessing in disguise. I really enjoy spending 50 million hours with my friends and family. It’s like when your heart smiles, Ching! and you’re wrapped in your favorite blanket. This is me: figuratively speaking.
Using the formatted handout and the figurative language you’ve just reviewed, create a poem about yourself. Note: This poem DOES NOT have to rhyme. Please use one of the following examples for your idiom: A blessing in disguise Piece of cake Crack someone up Go the extra mile Pig Out