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  • Figurative LanguageAdapted from TES resource

  • Figurative LanguageThe 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.A writers toolIt helps the reader to visualize (see) what the writer is thinkingIt puts a picture in the readers mind

  • What is figurative language?Whenever you describe something by comparing it with something else, you are using figurative language.

  • Similea direct comparison between two unlike thingsora way of describing something by comparing it to something else,usually using the wordslike or as

  • I am hungry as a horse.

    You run like a rabbit. He is sneaky as a snake. She is happy as a clam.

  • The road was a ribbon wrapped through the desert.The clown was a feather floating away.

  • The flowers danced in the wind. The hurricanes winds are yelling while blowing outside my window.The friendly gates welcomed us.

  • IdiomsAn idiom is a saying the does not mean exactly what the words themselves mean. For example Its raining cats and dogs, means that its raining very heavily.

  • What do these phrases really mean?He was rooted to the spot!!

  • What do these phrases really mean?I was as lonely as a cloud!!

  • What do these phrases really mean?With a heavy heart!!

  • What do these phrases really mean?She was like a ray of sunshine!!

  • What do these phrases really mean?I was feeling home sick!!

  • What do these phrases really mean?There was a frog in my throat!!

  • What do these phrases really mean?He was seeing stars!!

  • What do these phrases really mean?There were butterflies in my tummy!!

  • What do these phrases really mean?It was as though the world had ended!!

  • What do these phrases really mean?She was feeling very down in the mouth!!

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