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Figurative Language

Figurative Language Language that makes your writing come alive. When to useAnytime you want to improve your writing.When you want to describe an event, person, thing, or place.When you want to break up your writing and make it more creative.SimileA comparison using the word like or __________.SimileShe is as light as a feather. He is as big as a house.Tony is like a bull.Lisa runs like a deer.SimileAlley is as pretty as a _________.Kevin is as smart as a _________.Ariel is like a ______________.Jeremy is like a ____________. SimileAshley hair is as pretty as ________________.

L.L. is as kind as a ___________________.Metaphor A comparison that does not use _____ or ______. Metaphor She is a duck in water. All the world's a stage (Shakespeare). Life is a journey,The goalkeeper was a rockMetaphor Mr. McCann is a ___________________________.Mrs. Jones is a ____________________________.Ms. Heavens is a _____________________________.Personification Giving life like qualities to non living things. Such as emotions, desires, sensations, physical gestures and speechPersonification Earth felt the wound.Snow speaks to the people.Oreo: Milks favorite cookieAnd the dish ran away with the spoon. PersonificationReading ______________________________________________________________________________________.

The clock _________________________________.Onamonapiathe formation of words whose sound is imitative of the sound of the noise or action designated. Such as hiss, ______, and bangOnamonapiatinkle drip dropcreakratchedswish

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3. PunA pun is a figure of speech which consists of a deliberate confusion of similar words or phrases for rhetorical effect, whether humorous or serious.

It is supposed to be funny.PunA bicycle can't stand alone because it is two-tired.What's the definition of a will? (It's a dead giveaway)In democracy it's your vote that counts; in feudalism it's your count > that votes. PunDid you hear about the fire in the circus, it was intense. With her marriage she got a new name and a dress.Without geometry, life is pointless.Irony The use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning. The song Ironic, is only a use of irony because there are no example of irony. Ironythe Hard Rock Cafe was destroyed by a building collapse.Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room.

AlliterationThe __________________ of the beginning sound.

Think tongue twisters. AlliterationShe sells sea shells by the sea shore.Tim teaches tiny students.Ashley always abides. Alliteration1. 2. 3.

HyperboleAn exaggerated statement used to heighten effect. It is not used to mislead the reader, but to emphasize a point.

Its a huge _________________. HyperboleI told you a million times to pick up your room. I have 20 hours of homework tonight.HyperboleIf she does not go out with me I will just die. The other team was 10 feet tall.No one has ever felt like this.IdiomsLanguage specific expressions.Statements that do not _____________ sense when taken literally. IdiomsKnock yourself outHis presentation was a homerun.A Blessing In DisguiseA Dime A Dozen

IdiomsA Penny Saved Is A Penny Earned.A Slap on the WristBack Seat DriverClose but no CigarIdioms1. 2. 3.