figurative language! figurative language grades 6-8

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Slide 2 Figurative Language! Figurative Language Grades 6-8 Slide 3 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. Printed QuizOnline Quiz Slide 4 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. Slide 5 What is figurative language? Whenever you describe something by comparing it with something else, you are using figurative language. Slide 6 Types of Figurative Language 1. Imagery 2. Simile 3. Metaphor 4. Alliteration 5. Personification 6. Onomatopoeia 7. Hyperbole 8. Idioms Slide 7 Imagery Imagery - Language that appeals to the senses. Descriptions of people or objects stated in terms of our senses. Sight Hearing Touch Taste Smell Slide 8 Simile 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. Slide 9 Metaphor 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 desert. Slide 10 Simile or Metaphor???? The baby was like an octopus, grabbing at all the cans on the grocery store shelves. As the teacher entered the room she muttered under her breath, "This class is like a three-ring circus!" The giants steps were thunder as he ran toward Jack. The pillow was a cloud when I put my head upon it after a long day. Slide 11 Simile or Metaphor???? I feel like a limp dishrag. Those girls are like two peas in a pod. The fluorescent light was the sun during our test. No one invites Harold to parties because hes a wet blanket. The bar of soap was a slippery eel during the dogs bath. Ted was as nervous as a cat with a long tail in a room full of rocking chairs. Slide 12 Slide 13 Slide 14 Slide 15 Alliteration 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. Slide 16

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