Presentation on theme: "What is it? Figurative language is a word or phrase that departs from everyday literal language for the sake of comparison, emphasis, clarity, or freshness."— Presentation transcript:
PUN A play on words, or an often humorous use of a word that suggests a different meaning or suggests a similar word with a different meaning. Ex: “I was thrown out of the concert because I could not conduct myself.”
EUPHEMISMS “I Can’t Bear to Tell You” A word or expression we use when we want to be polite so we don’t embarrass others Comes from the Greek words eu (well) and pheme (speak) EXAMPLES: Revenue Enhancement ----- Tax Increase Downsize staff ----- Mass Firings Pre-Owned ----- Used
OXYMORONS A figure of speech that brings two contradictory terms together. Comes from the Greek words oxys (sharp/keen) and moros (foolish) EXAMPLES: –Old news –Original copy –Plastic silverware
CONNOTATIONS Extra images and associations that shade a word’s meaning. Careful writers choose words that have just the right connotation to achieve their purpose in writing and to appeal to their reading audience.
How would you complete the phrase? 1.The ______________ of freshly – brewed coffee filled the kitchen. 2.The perfume’s elegant _________ was worth its high price. 3.The __________ of smoke alerted the family to the fire. 4.We saw a black and white blur of fur rush by the cabin, and soon the _________ of the skunk wafted though the woods. smell aroma odor fragrance