Presentation on theme: "Types of Figurative Language"— Presentation transcript:
1 Types of Figurative Language Used in Out of the Dust
2 Simile Comparison using LIKE or AS Examples: White LIKE a ghost Warm AS a spring day
3 Metaphor Direct comparison of two unlike things- no LIKE or AS Examples:She is an old mule.My mom is a pillar of strength.
4 Onomatopoeia A word that makes the sound of the action it describes. Examples:The bacon sizzled.The door creaked.
5 RepetitionRepeating words, lines, and phrases over again to stress the importance of the idea.Example:Spring is flowers, Spring is green grass, Spring is rainy days
6 Alliteration Repetition of beginning consonant sounds. Example: The lizards leisurely lay in the sun.
7 Assonance Repetition of vowel sounds in words. Example: The witch’s fleet feet sweep over the steep stairs.
8 IdiomsAn expression whose meaning is different from the literal meaning of words.Examples:Raining cats and dotsHold your horsesStabbed in the backGreen thumbOver his head
9 Imagery Using the 5 sense to describe something (show, don’t tell). Examples:Thunder rumbled and rain fell from the sky.Flowers bloomed and their scent filled the air.
10 PersonificationGiving something (an object or animal) human qualities.Example:The ball growled at my feet and refused to cooperate every time I tried to score.
11 Hyperbole A huge exaggeration used to emphasize a point. Examples: “For the ten-thousandth time! Clean your room!”I had a gash the size of Texas.
12 StanzaPoem’s paragraph- verseExample:Rose are redViolets are blue
13 Focus: Alliteration, Onomatopoeia, & Simile Alliteration: Repetition of beginning consonant soundsOnomatopoeia: A word that makes the sound of the action it describes.Simile: A comparison using “like” or “as”
14 Examples: The burgers sizzled in the pan. OnomatopoeiaWe were watching and waiting by the water.Alliteration
15 Examples: Fancy folks fret on the freight train. AlliterationHer feet felt like ice.Simile
16 Examples: It was hard as a rock. The frog splashed on the lily pad. SimileThe frog splashed on the lily pad.Onomatopoeia
17 Examples: She was like an angel. The dynamite went ka-boom! Simile Onomatopoeia
18 Examples: The birds chirped all morning long. OnomatopoeiaThey continued cautiously as they crossed the street.Alliteration
19 Examples: He moved as slow as a turtle. SimileThe dog dipped delightfully in the stream.Alliteration
20 Focus: Metaphor, Personification, & Hyperbole Metaphor: Comparison of two unlike things (no “like” or “as”).Personification: Giving something (an object or animal) human qualities.Hyperbole: A huge exaggeration used to emphasize a point.
21 Examples: Life is a battle. These books in your bag weight a ton. MetaphorThese books in your bag weight a ton.Hyperbole
22 Examples: I’m so hungry, I could eat a horse. HyperboleThe stars danced playfully in the moonlit sky.Personification
23 Examples: The noise is music to her ears. MetaphorHe did not realize that his last chance was walking out the door.Personification
24 Examples: She is drowning in the sea of love. MetaphorThe first rays of morning tiptoed through the meadow.Personification
25 Examples:She did not realize that opportunity was knocking at her door.PersonificationI would die if she asks me to dance.Hyperbole
26 Examples:He is older than dirt.HyperboleShe is an angel.Metaphor
27 Focus: Assonance, Idiom, & Imagery Assonance: Repetition of beginning consonant soundsIdiom: An expression whose meaning is different from the literal meaning of words.Imagery: Using the five senses to describe something (show, don’t tell).
28 Examples: Take someone under your wing IdiomThe grimy scraps of withered leaves at your feet.Imagery
29 Examples: A dime a dozen IdiomI must confess that in my quest I felt depressed and restless.Assonance
30 Examples: Flash with a rash gimme my cash AssonanceI gazed upon grey skies aboveImagery
31 Examples: Try to light the fire A host, of golden daffodils; AssonanceA host, of golden daffodils;Beside the lake, beneath the trees,Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.Imagery
32 Examples: Under the weather IdiomThe giant tree was ablaze with the orange, red, and yellow leaves that were beginning to make their decent to the ground.Imagery
33 Examples: It beats…as it sweeps…as it cleans To throw in the towel AssonanceTo throw in the towelIdiom
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