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A Writer’s fancy use of language to convey different meanings
FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE: Figurative language refers to a way of using description to create a special image and bring out one's emotions. There are several types of figurative language that we will focus on this unit: SIMILE METAPHOR PERSONIFICATION HYPERBOLE IMAGERY
- A figure of speech in which two UNALIKE things are compared using “like” or “as”
- - A figure of speech in which an implicit comparison is made between two unlike things that actually have something in common - - Comparisons that show how two things that are not alike in most ways are similar in one important way.
"My toaster has never once worked properly in four years. I follow the instructions and push two slices of bread down in the slots, and seconds later they rifle upwards. Once they broke the nose of a woman I loved dearly." -Woody Allen, "My Speech to the Graduates."
-Your momma’s so fat…she can’t even float in space -Your momma’s so fat…she turned around and it was her birthday again -Your momma’s so dumb…she waited all day at a stop sign
- The use of vivid descriptive language that appeals to one or more of the senses (sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste).
The chilly weather settles into your bones. Those once green leaves turn Red, yellow, orange, and brown. CRRNCH! go the leaves,, Beneath your feet. The birds fly in a victory “V” formation, To where the sun rules the skies. The days of winter are lurking around Waiting to be free falling.