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Figurative Language English 10 Poetry Unit
Figurative Language Figurative language is language that is not meant to be understood literally. To understand figurative language, you must think about it!
Metaphor A metaphor states that one thing is another thing and has a tenor, ground and vehicle.
Simile A simile is a type of metaphor that compares two unlike things using like or as _________ as etcetera.
Personification Personification is giving human characteristics to something that is not human.
Are the following expressions examples of Personification SimileSimile Or Metaphor?Metaphor?
The Alarm clock went off like a bomb!
The ants marched home.
S he ’ s as mad as a hatter!
Sun went to bed!
The moon is a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas.
She was as quiet as a mouse.
The trees whispered to each other in the darkness.
The frog’s tongue moved like lightening.
She ate the mountain of food greedily.
Oxymoron An oxymoron is a two word statement where the two words contradict each other.
Paradox A paradox is a statement that seems to be impossible.
Pun A pun is a deliberate confusion between two words or phrases that sound the same. Puns are usually meant to be jokes.
Are the following expressions examples ofOxymoronParadox OrPun?
The people we love the most often become those we hate the most.
Deep down he's really very shallow.
Police were called to a daycare where a three- year-old was resisting a rest.
Sometimes it proves the highest understanding not to understand. Gracian
Some children think that their parents are all no-ing.
They have ears but hear not.
I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me.
Man must choose to be rich in things or in the freedom to use them. Ivan Illich