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1 Figurative Language PowerPoint
Go Figure! Figurative Language PowerPoint

2 QuickWrite Describe the picture below.
Now use more descriptive language to describe the picture.

3 Recognizing Literal Language
“The girl is a reckless driver” Literal language is language that means exactly what is said. Most of the time, we use literal language.

4 Recognizing Figurative Language
The opposite of literal language is figurative language. Figurative language is language that does not mean exactly what it says. Writers often use figurative language to paint a mental picture of something, or to make it more clear or expressive.

5 What is figurative language?
Whenever you describe something by comparing it with something else, you are using figurative language.

6 Types of Figurative Language
Imagery Simile Metaphor Alliteration Personification Onomatopoeia Hyperbole Idioms

7 Simile A simile of compares two unlike things, usually with the words like or as. Example: The muscles on his arms are strong as iron.

8 Metaphor A metaphor compares two unlike things without using like or as. Example: The road was a ribbon wrapped through the dessert.

9 Personification Personification gives the qualities of a person to an animal, an object, or an idea. Example: “The friendly gates welcomed us." Gates cannot welcome people. Only a living thing can welcome something.

10 Hyperbole A hyperbole uses exaggeration to make something sound more dramatic. It is not used to mislead the reader, but to make a point very clear. Example: She told me to do my homework a million different times!

11 Now You Try! Describe each picture using simile, metaphor, personification, or hyperbole. Be creative!

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