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What Is Figurative Language? Devices in writing to make it more interesting to the reader. Creates a more vivid picture in the reader’s mind.
Types of Figurative Language Simile Metaphor Personification Hyperbole Onomatopoeia Alliteration Symbol
Similes A comparison between two unlike things using “like” or “as”.
Examples of Similes Life is like a box of chocolates. Dark as night. Her eyes sparkled like stars in the night sky.
METAPHOR A metaphor is a comparison between two unlike things without using “like” or “as”. To compare using am, is, are, was, and were.
Examples of Metaphors The test was a piece of cake. Life is just a bowl of cherries.
Personification Giving human qualities to non-human objects, animals, places, or ideas.
Examples of Personification The trees waved at me. The dog smiled at me. The cake called my name.
Hyperbole An exaggeration for effect Stretching the truth to make it interesting.
Examples of Hyperbole I’ve told you a million times to clean your room. She left a list of chores a mile long.
Onomatopoeia The use of words that imitate sounds.
Examples of Onomatopoeia Buzz Hiss Ping
Alliteration The repetition of similar consonant sounds, often at the beginning of words.
Examples of Alliteration Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. Mara makes meatloaf with her mom, Marchelle.
SYMBOL A symbol is a word or image that stands for something else.
Examples of Symbols A red rose = love The eagle = United States Dove = peace Skull and crossbones = poison
Grandma slept like a baby.
A black rose = death
Zip! Pow! Bang!
Daisies stand up on their tiptoes.
Jack jumped for joy when the jam started.
The hot sauce was a flaming ball of fire in my mouth.
Figurative Language By: K.W. Reed. Simile Ex. The puppy was as cute as a button. Simile – Using like or as to compare 2 unlike things.
By AJ Daley Mrs. J. Johnson language arts 7th period
Literal vs. Figurative Language Literal Language – You say exactly what you mean. You make no comparison, and you do not exaggerate or understate the situation.
*Guard this chart with your life!!*
Elements of Poetry Vocabulary
Figurative Language Simile, Metaphor, Hyperbole, Personification, Alliteration, & Onomatopoeia.
Appreciating Narrative Writing
Alliteration Onomatopoeia Sound Devices Created by Lori Peace.
Example – Red as a cherry; Looks like a million dollars
Poetic Devices Onomatopoeia Alliteration Simile Metaphor
Poetic Devices The tools poets use to enhance their poetry.
VOCAB WEEK 1 Figurative Language, Sound Devices, and Literary Devices.
Literary Terms. Allusion: A Reference to someone or something in history or literature or the arts Allusion: A Reference to someone or something in history.
Making what we read and write “sing”. Imagery Using the five senses to describe (descriptive language, lots of adjectives)
Figurative Language (and all that flowery stuff).
Figurative Language. Alliteration The repetition of an initial consonant sound. Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
Figurative Language Figurative Language. Literal vs. Figurative Language Literal Language – You say exactly what you mean. You make no comparison, and.
Figurative Language Figurative language is language you have to “ figure ” out. Figurative language is not to be read literally. For example: The embarrassed.
Lines are to sentences as stanzas are to paragraphs.
Literary Terms You Should Know You may want to take notes: write the definition, and one example for each term.
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