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Figurative Language What is figurative language? Figurative language is a technique that ________________ use to paint a picture for the ________________.

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2 Figurative Language

3 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

4 Simile Simile sounds like the word ______________ which the writer says the words are. It _______________ two things using the words like or as similar compares

5 Similes cont. n The leprechaun was happy as a lark when he found his clover. Sonic the Hedgehog ran like the wind.

6 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

7 Metaphor cont… Her eyes were sparkly diamonds.

8 Personification The main clue in personification is the word _______. Personification mean to give a ____________ thing human characteristics. person non-living

9 Personification The wind howled on the cold blustery winters day.

10 Hyperbole Hyperbole is something larger than ______. life Hyperbole is an ______________ exaggeration. extreme

11 Hyperbole cont… SARAH CYNTHIA SYLVIA STOUT WOULD NOT TAKE THE GARBAGE OUT

12 Idiom A phrase that we, in our culture, ___________, but an outsider might not. Idioms usually have different ____________ from what theyre actually saying. understand meanings

13 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.

14 Cliché A cliché is a phrase that we hear very _______. We hear them so much we get ________ of them after a while. often tired

15 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


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