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  • 10/29/2012

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    WELCOME TO THIS IRSC ADULT EDUCATION

    ELLUMINATE SESSIONDiana Lenartiene, Ed. S. moderator/instructor

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    GO FIGURE!

    Figurative Language

    RECOGNIZING FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE

    The opposite of literal language is figurative language. Figurative language is language that means more than what it says on the surface.

    It usually gives us a feeling about its subject.

    Poets use figurative language almost as frequently as literal language. When you read poetry, you must be conscious of the difference. Otherwise, a poem may make no sense at all.

    RECOGNIZING LITERAL LANGUAGE

    Ive eaten so much I feel as if I could literally

    burst!

    In this case, the person is not using the word literally in its

    true meaning. Literal means "exact" or "not exaggerated."

    By pretending that the statement is not exaggerated, the

    person stresses how much he has eaten.

    Literal language is language that means exactly what is said.

    Most of the time, we use

    literal language.

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    WHAT IS FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE?

    Whenever you describe something by

    comparing it with something else,

    you are using figurative language.

    TYPES OF FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE

    Imagery

    Simile

    Metaphor

    Alliteration

    Personification

    Onomatopoeia

    Hyperbole

    Idioms

    Now, lets view a You Tube video

    on figurative language

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    IMAGERY Language that appeals to the senses.

    Descriptions of people or objects stated in

    terms of our senses.

    Sight

    Hearing

    Touch

    Taste

    Smell

    SIMILE

    A figure of speech which involves a direct

    comparison between two unlike things,

    usually with the words like or as.

    Example: The muscles on his brawny arms are

    strong as iron bands.

    METAPHOR A figure of speech which involves an implied comparison between two relatively

    unlike things using a form of be. The comparison is not announced by like or as.

    Example: The road was a ribbon wrapped through the dessert.

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    ALLITERATION Repeated consonant sounds occurring at the beginning of words or within words.

    Example: She was wide-eyed and wondering

    while she waited for Walter to waken.

    PERSONIFICATION A figure of speech which gives the qualities of a person to an animal, an object, or

    an idea.

    Example: The wind yells while blowing."

    The wind cannot yell. Only a living thing can yell.

    ONOMATOPOEIA

    The use of words that mimic sounds.

    Example: The firecracker made a loud

    kaboom!

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    HYPERBOLE

    An exaggerated statement used to heighten

    effect. It is not used to mislead the reader,

    but to emphasize a point.

    Example: Shes said so on several million

    occasions.

    IDIOMS An idiom or idiomatic expression refers to a construction or expression in one

    language that cannot be matched or directly translated word-for-word in another

    language.

    Example: "She has a bee in her bonnet," meaning "she is obsessed," cannot be literally

    translated into another language word for word.

    Lets try to identify some Figurative Language now

    1. My soul has grown deep like rivers.

    Which technique is being used?

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    How do you figure?

    (write a sentence explaining your answer)

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    The correct answer is that this sentence used a simile.

    We know this because it compares the soul and the depth of rivers

    using the words like or as.

    Lets try another one!

    2. Bear in mind / That death is a drum

    Which technique is being used?

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    How do you figure?

    (write a sentence explaining your answer)

    The correct answer is that a metaphor is used.

    We know this because they call death a drum.

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    3. Oh, never, if I live to a million, / Shall I feel such a terrible pain.

    Which technique is being used?

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    How do you figure?

    (write a sentence explaining your answer)

    The correct answer is hyperbole.

    We know this because no one lives to be a million years old!

    4. And then my heart with pleasure fills, / And dances with the daffodils.

    Which technique is being used?

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    How do you figure?

    (write a sentence explaining your answer)

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    The correct answer is personification was used.

    We know this because a daffodil cannot dance, but a person can.

    Youve done an excellent job with these.

    Figurative Language is the use of words to mean something other than what the words usually mean in the dictionary

    Examples:

    He was as tough as shoe leather.

    They all stood when they saw the flag brought into the room.

    Love is a battlefield

    That dog is as big as a house!

    Heres a quick review video on Figurative Language

    Now, you need to make a copy of this screen to send to your teacher for proof of

    Attendance. This can be done in three easy steps:

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    Thank you for viewing this presentation.Diana Lenartiene, IRSC ABE Instructor

    If you still have questions, please contact me at:

    dlenarti@irsc.edu

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