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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.

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2 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

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4 I am hungry as a horse. You run like a rabbit. He is sneaky as a snake. She is happy as a clam.

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6 The girl was a fish in the water. The clown was a feather floating away.

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8 The flowers danced in the wind. The Earth coughed and choked in all of the pollution. The friendly gates welcomed us.

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10 Stan the strong surfer saved several swimmers on Saturday. Tiny Tommy Thomson takes toy trucks to Timmy’s on Tuesday. Click here to read more alliterations.

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12 Princess Kitty will kiss Timmy T. Tippers’s lips The pain may drain Drake, but maybe the weight is fake.

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14 Chug chug chug!! Swish swish swish Yeeeeee Ahhhhhhhh Glippp Gluppp Gluppp

15 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.”

16 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

17 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

18 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.

19 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

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21 Write a simile…

22 Write a Metaphor…

23 Use alliteration and create title for the book.

24 Write a statement using personification about the picture.

25 What figurative language term does this represent?


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