Presentation on theme: "Figurative Language What is figurative language? Figurative language is a technique that ________________ use to paint a picture for the ________________."— Presentation transcript:
What is figurative language? Figurative language is a technique that ________________ use to paint a picture for the ________________. the author the reader There are six type of figurative language well learn about. They are: 1.Simile 2.Metaphor 3.Personification 4.Idiom 5.Hyperbole 6.Cliché
Simile Simile sounds like the word ______________ which the writer says the words are. It _______________ two things using the words like or as similar compares
Similes cont. n The leprechaun was happy as a lark when he found his clover. Sonic the Hedgehog ran like the wind.
Metaphors A metaphor is very much like a _________. It is used to compare two things, but you dont use _______ or ____. The word _____ is usually used in a metaphor. simile likeas is
Metaphor cont… Her eyes were sparkly diamonds.
Personification The main clue in personification is the word _______. Personification mean to give a ____________ thing human characteristics. person non-living
Personification The wind howled on the cold blustery winters day.
Hyperbole Hyperbole is something larger than ______. life Hyperbole is an ______________ exaggeration. extreme
Hyperbole cont… SARAH CYNTHIA SYLVIA STOUT WOULD NOT TAKE THE GARBAGE OUT
Idiom A phrase that we, in our culture, ___________, but an outsider might not. Idioms usually have different ____________ from what theyre actually saying. understand meanings
Idioms cont… To cry wolf: Thats all she wrote! Dont count your chickens before they hatch. -To give a false alarm -The end of the story. -Dont get excited about things or expect things before they happen.
Cliché A cliché is a phrase that we hear very _______. We hear them so much we get ________ of them after a while. often tired
You try! Pick a single topic. Write an example of each type of figurative language for your topic. Example: Baseball – Simile-His stance was like perfection. – Metaphor-The pitch was a torpedo. – Personification-The ball saw its way through the infield. – Hyperbole-He hit that ball a mile! – Idiom-A clean-up hitter – Cliché-Three up, three down