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1 Figurative Language

2 What is figurative language?
Using language in a way to create a special effect, made up of words that don’t mean what they first appear to mean.

3 Simile-Comparisons between two unlike things using the words “like” or “as”
Examples: I am as busy as a bee Fighting with my sister is like fighting a war

4 Metaphor- Comparison between two unlike things without using the word “like” or “as”
Examples: My heart’s a stereo and it beats for you Her eyes were fireflies

5 Personification- When a writer gives human characteristics or traits to an object or idea
Examples: The candle flame danced in the dark. Thunder grumbled during the night. Her smile hugged me

6 Hyperbole-An exaggeration that is so dramatic that no one would believe it was true
Examples: I’ve see this movie a million times I can smell pizza a mile away

7 Idiom- An expression that means something other than the literal meanings of its individual words.
Examples: Break a leg A piece of cake Don’t cry over spilt milk

8 Alliteration- The repetition of the same initial sound, letter, or group of sounds in a series of words Examples: Big Brown Bears Sally sells sea shells by the sea shore

9 Onomatopoeia-The use of words to imitate a natural sound or the sound made by an object or an action
Examples: Boom! Snap, crackle, pop!

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