2 What is Figurative Language? Figurative Language uses figures of speech to convey unique images and to create some sort of special effect or impression.A “figure of speech” is an intentional deviation from the ordinary usage of language.
3 Examples of Figurative Language I ImagerySimilesMetaphorsPersonificationHyperboles
4 ImageAn image is a word or group of words that refers to anything that can be perceived through your five senses.Example: sight, hearing, touch, taste, or smell
5 ImageryA noun used to refer to a set of related images in a poem or work of literature or the total images in that wok of literature.
6 SimileA type of comparison that uses words such as like, as resembles, or than.Similes are easy to spotExamples: “The team’s center looked like a skyscraper.”“My love is like a red , red, rose.”“We were as quiet as frightenedmice.”
7 MetaphorsA metaphor is a type of comparison with using like, as, or than.A metaphor is a direct comparisonInstead of say one this is like another, a metaphor will say that one this is or was another.Example: “My brother is a prince.”“Razorback stadium was aslaughterhouse.”
8 PersonificationPersonification is a type of figurative language in which non-human things are given human characteristics or qualities.Example: “The flowers dance in the wind.”“The sun smiled down upon us.”“An angry wind slashed its wayacross the island.”
9 HyperboleA hyperbole is a form of figurative language which uses intentional exaggeration or overstating often for dramatic or humorous effect.Example: “I feel a flood of tears coming on.”“I needed a pickup truck to carryall of my homework.”
10 Uses of Figurative Language Since many examples of figurative language are found in poetry . Being able to understand their interpretations are necessary.
11 Review –Figurative Language Read the sentences. Write the first letter of the type of figurative language used in each sentence.Simile Metaphor Hyperbole Personification_____ 1. The wind whistled through the trees._____ 2. I am so hungry I could eat a horse._____ 3. She was as quiet as a mouse._____ 4. I have told you a million times._____ 5. His face was an open book._____ 6. He is as strong as an ox._____ 7. The stars looked down from the sky._____ 8. Her smile is a ray of bright sunshine._____ 9. His bedroom is a pig’s sty._____10. She was pretty as a picture in her new dress.
12 Fill in the blanks to complete the comparisons. It is as cold as _____________________________________________________.She is as smart as a ________________________________________________.His backpack was as heavy as a ______________________________________.She is as old as ____________________________________________________.It was as hot as____________________________________________________.
13 Give the meaning of the metaphor. The animal’s eyes were embers in the dark night. ___________________________________________________________________From the mountaintop view people below appeared to be ants. ___________________________________________________________________He was a rock throughout the terrible ordeal. ___________________________________________________________________Complete the following for each sentence.The tree branches grabbed at him as he ran through the forest.The nonhuman ______________ is given the human characteristic or action of___________________________________________________________________.The sun chased the clouds away.The nonhuman _____________ is given the human characteristic or action of____________________________________________________________________.
14 Fill in the blanks to complete the comparisons. It is as cold as _____________________________________________________.She is as smart as a ________________________________________________.His backpack was as heavy as a ______________________________________.She is as old as ____________________________________________________.It was as hot as____________________________________________________.