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1 Figurative Language PowerPoint Go Figure!Figurative LanguagePowerPoint
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 useliteral 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 ImagerySimileMetaphorAlliterationPersonificationOnomatopoeiaHyperboleIdioms
7 SimileA simile of compares two unlike things, usually with the words like or as.Example: The muscles on his arms are strong as iron.
8 MetaphorA metaphor compares two unlike things without using like or as.Example: The road was a ribbon wrapped through the dessert.
9 PersonificationPersonification 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 HyperboleA 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!