Figurative Language THE TREASURE OF LEMON BROWN BLUES SONGS Simile A simile is a figurative language technique where a comparison is made using like or as. Examples of similes: She is like a rainy day. He is as busy as a bee. They are like two peas in a pod. Create our own… The cat was as scary as a ____. The night is like a ____. The moon is like a ____ The scarecrow was as scary a ____. Metaphor A poetic comparison that does not use the words like or as. Examples of metaphors: She is a graceful swan. He is a golden god. They are honey from the honeycomb. Practice… Brian was a wall, bouncing every tennis ball back over the net. This metaphor compares Brian to a wall because __________. a. He was very strong. b. He was very tall. c. He kept returning the balls. d. His body was made of cells. Personification Personification is a figurative language technique in which human characteristics are given to nonhuman things. Examples… The leaves danced in the wind The heat ripped the breath from her lungs. The sleeping water reflected the evening sky. Humidity breathed in the girl's face and ran its greasy fingers through her hair. The tree arrested the oncoming car. Idiom An idiom is a figurative language technique that does not mean what is being said. OR An idiom is a speech form or an expression of a given language that is peculiar to itself grammatically or cannot be understood from the individual meanings of its elements. examples…. More examples of idioms: Mommy says: “Daddy is a little pigeon toad.” We were chewing the fat. It’s raining cats and dogs. She’s as sharp as a tack. I wish he would kick the bucket Girl, that was hype. Can you think of anymore?.... Hyperbole • When we exaggerate on purpose in order to prove a point. • We use hyperbole all the time when we want to impress or stress. Say this word with me….. ( Hi-per-bully) Hyperboles… • I ate a thousand pounds of pasta. A thousand pounds is also known as a ton, this person must be really obese. • I told you a million times. I don’t mind repeating myself, but a million times? That’s a lot. Alliteration A poetic device which repeats the same beginning sound for effect. Examples of Alliteration: Sally Sells Seashells By The Sea Shore Rolling, Racing, Roaring, Rapids Onomatopoeia The formation or use of words such as buzz, murmur or boo that imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions they refer to. Examples of the onomatopoeia: Bang, went the gun! Swoosh went the basketball through the hoop. We’ve looked at these types of figurative language metaphor personification idiom Hyperbole Simile And what else?
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