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Go Figure! Figurative Language Grades 6-8
Recognizing Literal Language “I’ve eaten so much I feel as if I could literally burst!” Literal language is language that means exactly what is said. Most of the time, we use literal language.
What is figurative language? Whenever you describe something by comparing it with something else, you are using figurative language.
Types of Figurative Language Simile Metaphor Alliteration Personification Onomatopoeia Hyperbole Idioms Foreshadowing Imagery
Simile A simile is a comparison between two unlike things using the words like or as. Example: The muscles on his brawny arms are strong as iron bands.
Metaphor A metaphor is a comparison between two unlike things without using like or as. Example: The road was a ribbon wrapped through the desert.
Personification Personification is giving the characteristics of a person to an animal, an object, or an idea. Example: “The wind yells while blowing." The wind cannot yell. Only a living thing can yell.
Hyperbole Hyperbole is an extreme exaggeration. Example: “I told you a million times!”
Irony Irony occurs when the opposite of what is expected happens. Example: “The firehouse caught on fire!” We would not expect that to happen.
Alliteration Alliteration is the repetition of initial consonant sounds. Example: She was wide-eyed and wondering while she waited for Walter to waken.
Onomatopoeia The use of words that mimic common sounds. Example: The firecracker made a loud ka-boom!
Foreshadowing Foreshadowing is when the author gives hints about events that have yet to occur. Example: My brother kicked the soccer ball at the window.
Imagery Imagery is words that appeal to the senses. Sight Hearing Touch Taste Smell
Idioms An idiom is a saying that cannot be translated word-for-word in another language. Example: "She has a bee in her bonnet," meaning "she is obsessed," cannot be literally translated into another language word for word.
Figurative Language Resources Eye on Idioms (Online PPT) Eye on Idioms Paint by Idioms (Game) Paint by Idioms Alliteration or Simile? (Quiz) Alliteration or Simile? Similes and Metaphors (PPT) Similes and Metaphors The Search for Similes, Metaphors, and Idioms (PPT) The Search for Similes, Metaphors, and Idioms Alliteration (PPT) Alliteration Onomatopoeia (PPT) Onomatopoeia Personification (PPT) Personification Hyperbole (PPT) Hyperbole Idioms (PPT) Idioms Simile (PPT) Simile
Teaching Similes and Metaphors Alliteration Lesson Plan and Resources http://volweb.utk.edu/Schools/bedford/harrisms/1allitera.htm http://volweb.utk.edu/Schools/bedford/harrisms/1allitera.htm Hyperbole- Lesson Plans and Resources http://volweb.utk.edu/Schools/bedford/harrisms/10lesson.htm http://volweb.utk.edu/Schools/bedford/harrisms/10lesson.htm Idiom Lesson Plan http://volweb.utk.edu/Schools/bedford/harrisms/6lesson.htm http://volweb.utk.edu/Schools/bedford/harrisms/6lesson.htm Imagery- Lesson Plans and Resources http://volweb.utk.edu/Schools/bedford/harrisms/imagery2.htm http://volweb.utk.edu/Schools/bedford/harrisms/imagery2.htm Lesson Plan for Puns http://volweb.utk.edu/Schools/bedford/harrisms/5lesson.htm http://volweb.utk.edu/Schools/bedford/harrisms/5lesson.htm Onomatopoeia- Lesson Plans and Resources http://volweb.utk.edu/Schools/bedford/harrisms/9lesson.htm http://volweb.utk.edu/Schools/bedford/harrisms/9lesson.htm Personification Lesson Plans and Resources http://volweb.utk.edu/Schools/bedford/harrisms/7lesson.htm Proverbs- Lesson Plans and Resources http://volweb.utk.edu/Schools/bedford/harrisms/proverbs2.htm http://volweb.utk.edu/Schools/bedford/harrisms/proverbs2.htm