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Figurative Language Alliteration – repetition of the same consonant sound at the beginning of a word Anaphora – repetition of the same word at the beginning.

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1 Figurative Language Alliteration – repetition of the same consonant sound at the beginning of a word Anaphora – repetition of the same word at the beginning of several clauses or verses. Antithesis - Putting contrasting ideas in phrases Apostrophe – breaking off to address some absent person or thing, an object, or imaginary character.

2 Figurative Language Alliteration Anaphora Antithesis Apostrophe "You'll never put a better bit of butter on your knife.“ "Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing.“ "I don't like you sucking around, bothering our citizens, Lebowski. I don't like your jerk-off name. I don't like your jerk-off face. I don't like your jerk-off behavior, and I don't like you, jerk-off.“ "Hello darkness, my old friend I've come to talk with you again...."

3 Figurative Language The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.“ "I needed a drink, I needed a lot of life insurance, I needed a vacation, I needed a home in the country. What I had was a coat, a hat and a gun.“ "You're easy on the eyes Hard on the heart.“ "Blue Moon, you saw me standing alone Without a dream in my heart Without a love of my own."

4 Figurative Language Assonance Similar vowel sounds within words that are neighbors. Assonance Chiasmus The second half of an expression is balanced against the first but with the parts reversed. Chiasmus Euphemism The substitution of an inoffensive term for one considered offensively explicit Euphemism

5 Figurative Language-Matching Euphemism Assonance Antithesis Chiasmus "Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage, against the dying of the light.“ "You forget what you want to remember, and you remember what you want to forget.“ Dr. House: I'm busy. Thirteen: We need you to... Dr. House: Actually, as you can see, I'm not busy. It's just a way to say "get the hell out of here.“ Everybody doesn’t like something, but nobody doesn’t like Sara Lee.

6 Figures of Speech-Identification "In the end, the true test is not the speeches a president delivers; it’s whether the president delivers on the speeches.“ "It beats as it sweeps as it cleans.“ "We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.“ "Wardrobe malfunction"

7 Figurative Language Hyperbole An exaggerated statement; the use of exaggerated terms for the purpose of emphasis or stronger effect. Hyperbole Irony The use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning. A statement or situation where the meaning is the opposite. Irony

8 Figurative Language - Matching Alliteration Hyperbole Anaphora Irony Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room Good men are gruff and grumpy, cranky, crabbed, and cross I want her to live. I want her to breathe. I want her to aerobicize. Your father is so low he has to look up to tie his shoes

9 Figurative Language - Identification Your mama's hair is so short she could stand on her head and her hair wouldn't touch the ground Great events are greeted with gleeful cheers. English is easy to learn if you can spell the words. Get to school. Get to class. Get to work or be last.

10 Figurative Language Litotes An understatement in which the positive is illustrated by showing the opposite is wrong. Metaphor A comparison between two unlike things that actually have something important in common Litotes Metaphor

11 Figurative Language - Matching Euphemism Litotes Chiasmus Metaphor We are not amused Do I love you because you're beautiful? Or are you beautiful because I love you She went to the little ladies room. The streets were a furnace.

12 Figurative Language - Identification Her eyes were stars burning brightly. This is not pre-school, elementary, or middle school. Is it quiet in here, or am I quiet in here. He had an accident in his pants.

13 Figurative Language Metonymy One word or phrase is substituted for another that has a similar meaning; also, describing something indirectly by referring to things around it Metonymy Onomatopoeia The use of words that imitate sounds Onomatopoeia Oxymoron Contrasting or contradictory words appear side by side Oxymoron

14 Figurative Language - Matching Irony Oxymoron Metonymy Onomatopoeia The suits on Wall Street walked off with most of our savings The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep He is as smart as a soap dish "Plink, plink, fizz, fizz"

15 Figurative Language - Identification The White House asked the television networks for air time on Monday night He asked for his money back but he got in for free. I'm getting married in the morning! Ding dong! the bells are gonna chime Original Copy

16 Figurative Language Paradox A statement that appears to contradict itself. Paradox Personification Inanimate object or ideas are given human qualities or abilities Personification Pun A play on words, sometimes on different senses of the same word and sometimes on the similar sense or sound of different words Pun

17 Figurative Language - Matching Metonymy Pun Personification Paradox The sun reaches down with bright hands to warm her face. The pen is stronger than a sword. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana War means peace

18 Figurative Language - Identification In Love there is always hate. You said we should be able to read our text so that was why I was looking at my cell phone. War holds a bloody flag and calls it glory. Lend me your ear.

19 Figurative Language Simile A stated comparison (usually formed with "like" or "as") between two basically different things that have some similar qualities. Simile Synecdoche A part of something is used to represent the whole Synecdoche Understatement A writer or a speaker deliberately makes a situation seem less important or serious than it is Understatement

20 Figurative Language - Matching Oxymoron Understatement Simile Synecdoche 9/11 Jumbo Shrimp My face looks like a wedding- cake left out in the rain I have to have this operation. It isn't very serious. I have this tiny little tumor on the brain

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