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Figurative Language

SimileA figure of speech in which things that are DIFFERENT are compared by the use of the words like or as.Examples: His feet are as big as boats.

My father has a mind like a computer.His skin was as cold as ice.

These cookies taste like garbage.

You try:My mom is as blind as a bat.

He eats like a pig.

You Tube Video Feet and boats are being compared.

3MetaphorA figure of speech which is similar to a simile, but does NOT use the words like or as to compare.Life is a roller coaster.The King was a lion in battle.Her mood was a storm about to break.Wanda is a chicken.That day is a thorn in my memory.The tiny plane was an insect in the sky.

AlliterationThe repetition of the initial consonant. There should be at least two repetitions in a row. 1. An ape ate Aces acorn.

2. Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppersHow many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick? You Tube Video - The Tonight ShowThe repetition of a sound at the beginning of two or more neighboring words.

6 SymbolismSymbolism is using one thing (a symbol) to stand for or represent something else. Symbolism can be found almost anywhere. Any time there is something that represents more than its literal meaning, this can be an example of symbolism. Examples:We find symbols in: colors white stands for life or purity flowers roses stand for romanceobjects a chain represents coming together

We find symbolic value in Shakespeares famous monologue in his play As you Like It:

All the worlds a stage, and all the men and women merely players; they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts.

The above lines are symbolic of the fact that men and women, in course of their life perform different roles. A stage here symbolizes the world and players is a symbol stand here human beings.

The function of Symbolism it to give writers freedom to add double levels of meanings to their work: a literal one that is self-evident and the symbolic one whose meaning is more profound than the literal one. Symbolism evokes interest in readers because it gives us an opportunity to gain insight about how the writer views the world or how he thinks of common objects and actions.

7HyperboleAn intentionally exaggerated figure of speech. It was raining cats and dogs. Emily was able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.Im so hungry I could eat a cow.Im starving.My mom made enough food to feed an army.Im so tired, I could fall asleep standing up.

ImageryThe bed linens (sheets) might just as well be ice and the clothes snow. The clay oozed between Sarahs fingers as she let out a squeal. The crimson (red) liquid spilled from the neck of the white dove, staining and matting its pure, white feathers. I was awakened by the strong odor of a freshly brewed pot of coffee.I could hear the waves crashing against rocks somewhere nearby. Is writing that appeals to the 5 senses (sight, touch, taste, smell, sound) to help create mental pictures.

1. Touch 2.Touch&Sound 3.Sight 4.Smell 5.Sound 10OnomatopoeiaThe naming of a thing or action by imitation of natural sounds.Examples:

The bee buzzed past.

Bong! Hiss Pow!

SnapCrackle Pop

Sound Practice! Click Here: You Tube VideoThese words help us form mental pictures, or visualize things, people or places that are describes. Sometimes a word names a thing or action by copying the sound. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-BVwwKTjlI8Review of Figurative Language using pop CultureSit back and listen.

You Tube Video - Great overview using TV, Music, Etc.

Watch and learn.You Tube Video Overview using Pop Music


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