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Writing that is not meant to be taken literally. Figurative Language It’s raining cats and dogs outside! I’m up to my eyeballs in work! Be nice to the children. After a tough workout my legs turn to jelly.
Use of words to recreate sensory images. Imagery The dry fallen twigs snapped under my feet as I meandered through the woods. Warm fires flickered their brilliant red, orange, and gold lights up to the sky. As I took a swig of the sour chunky milk I did a double take at the expiration date. A soft, fuzzy fleece sweatshirt enveloped me in its warmth.
Comparison between two unlike things using like or as. Simile I like ice cream.He was as quick as lightning when he ran the mile. Hanging that picture was as easy as pie. The coach’s voice was like nails on a chalkboard.
Comparison between two unlike things without using like or as. Metaphor The test was a piece of cake. Lauren’s dad is such a square. My little brother is a pig. The dog is a cat.
An extreme exaggeration. Hyperbole I have a ton of homework tonight! Sara has a lot of music in her iTunes collection. I’m so thirsty I could drink an ocean of water! The movie ticket line is a mile long!
Giving human characteristics to a non-human object. Personification The dog barked.The tree danced in the breeze. The basement light blinked to life. The old rocking chair moaned when Grandma sat down.
Repetition of initial consonant sounds. Alliteration Six slimy snakes slithered across the sand slowly. Baby blue birds babbled boisterously in their nest. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. The Philly fanatic got the crowd in a frenzy.
A word whose sound suggests its meaning. Onomatopoeia Pop!LOL! Zip!Buzz!
Repeated use of sounds, words, or ideas for effect or emphasis. Repetition “Baby, baby, baby! Oh, baby, baby, baby!” “I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.” “No, no, no!” Mom screamed. “Don’t make me repeat myself,” warned the teacher.
The recurring pattern of identical and similar final word sounds. Rhyme Little Miss Muffet Sat on a tuffet, Eating her curds and whey; Along came a spider, Who sat down beside her, And frightened Miss Muffet away. “Stand Back,” said the Elephant, “I’m going to sneeze!” I hate to alarm you, But I don’t wish to harm you. My friends, I fear It’s clear… Oh, dear, You’d better stand back, I’m going to sneeze.” There was an Old Lady There was an old lady who worked in the fields She gathered the straw and Labored in the kitchen til dark. Dickery Dickery Dare Dickery, dickery, dare, The pig flew up in the air. The man in brown Soon brought him down! Dickery, dickery, dare.
The recurring pattern of strong and weak syllabic stresses. weak STRONGweakSTRONGweakSTONG Rhythm I live in a shoe. “To be or not to be.” “I am a pirate with a wooden leg.” I AM a PI rate WITH a WOOD en LEG “If music be the food of love, play on.”
A fixed pattern of accented and unaccented syllables in lines of fixed length to create rhythm. A TYPE OF RHYTHM Meter Peter, Peter pumpkin eater -nursery rhyme Unless someone like you cares an awful lot. -Dr. Suess, “The Lorax” Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary - Edgar Allan Poe, “The Raven” Time flies
The speaker’s attitude towards the subject. Tone Funny it seems, but by keeping its dreams, it learned to breathe fresh air. Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else ever cared. Tupac