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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 Repetition Repeating 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 Idioms An expression whose meaning is different from the literal meaning of words. Examples: – Raining cats and dots – Hold your horses – Stabbed in the back – Green thumb – Over 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 Personification Giving 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 Stanza Poem’s paragraph- verse Example: – Rose are red Violets are blue

13 Focus: Alliteration, Onomatopoeia, & Simile Alliteration: Repetition of beginning consonant sounds Onomatopoeia: 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. – Onomatopoeia We were watching and waiting by the water. – Alliteration

15 Examples: Fancy folks fret on the freight train. – Alliteration Her feet felt like ice. – Simile

16 Examples: It was hard as a rock. – Simile The frog splashed on the lily pad. – Onomatopoeia

17 Examples: She was like an angel. – Simile The dynamite went ka-boom! – Onomatopoeia

18 Examples: The birds chirped all morning long. – Onomatopoeia They continued cautiously as they crossed the street. – Alliteration

19 Examples: He moved as slow as a turtle. – Simile The 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. – Metaphor These books in your bag weight a ton. – Hyperbole

22 Examples: I’m so hungry, I could eat a horse. – Hyperbole The stars danced playfully in the moonlit sky. – Personification

23 Examples: The noise is music to her ears. – Metaphor He did not realize that his last chance was walking out the door. – Personification

24 Examples: She is drowning in the sea of love. – Metaphor The first rays of morning tiptoed through the meadow. – Personification

25 Examples: She did not realize that opportunity was knocking at her door. – Personification I would die if she asks me to dance. – Hyperbole

26 Examples: He is older than dirt. – Hyperbole She is an angel. – Metaphor

27 Focus: Assonance, Idiom, & Imagery Assonance: Repetition of beginning consonant sounds Idiom: 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 – Idiom The grimy scraps of withered leaves at your feet. – Imagery

29 Examples: A dime a dozen – Idiom I must confess that in my quest I felt depressed and restless. – Assonance

30 Examples: Flash with a rash gimme my cash – Assonance I gazed upon grey skies above – Imagery

31 Examples: Try to light the fire – Assonance A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. – Imagery

32 Examples: Under the weather – Idiom The 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 – Assonance To throw in the towel – Idiom


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