What is figurative language? By : McKenzie Meyers
Do now : Take out a sheet of loose leaf paper and a writing utensil and answer the question below with an explanation to follow. – “ Your in my head like a song on the radio” 1)Identify the type of figurative language used in the verse above. 2) 0Explain why your answer is your answer. 3) When done, sit quietly. Next To You – Jordan Sparks 0:17
METAPHOR- a direct comparrison. A metaphor does not use like or as. EXAMPLES: “ Cole’s eyes were a blue ocean” – His eyes aren’t really an ocean, their just really blue. “ Melissa’s a whale” - she isn’t really a whale, she’s just really fat.
Simile - comparing using like or as. Examples: “ My tears run down like roller blades” – Its not over, secondhand serenade(0:11) “ Life’s like a novel with the end ripped out “ – Stand, Rascal Flatts(1:02)
Alitteration- Repeats same sound at the beginning of word. Examples : “ Sally sadly sat all alone at lunch” “ Peter Piper Picked a Pack of Pickled Peppers”
Onomonepeia- A sound that sounds like the word its describing. Examples:
Personifcation- giving human qualities to something that isnt alive. Examples: