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  • Figurative Language

  • Figurative vs. Literal Language

    Literal: words mean exactly what they say.

    - The car is blue.- He caught the

    football.

    Figurative: meaning is different from what is says.

    - Ive got your back.- Youre a doll.

    Figures of Speech

  • ____ 1. Eric thinks doing schoolwork is one big video game.

    ____ 2. Lauren has decided to volunteer every Tuesday after school.

    ____ 3. Thinking about summer camp makes me feel like a bundle of joy and

    sunshine.

    ____ 4. As I delivered my speech, my voice sounded as if Id swallowed rocks

    and sand.

    ____ 5. Emma may seem clumsy, but onstage she dances like a gazelle.

    ____ 6. Jacob expresses many feelings through his photography.

    ____ 7. My teammate is a snail and a turtle combined!

    ____ 8. Before the soccer match, both teams attended a sportsmanship program.

    ____ 9. I have a ton of paperwork to do before I can enjoy the sun this summer.

    ____ 10. Sometimes I have to be my little brothers brain.

    Figurative vs. Literal Language

  • __F__ 1. Eric thinks doing schoolwork is one big video game.

    __L__ 2. Lauren has decided to volunteer every Tuesday after school.

    __F__ 3. Thinking about summer camp makes me feel like a bundle of joy and

    sunshine.

    __F__ 4. As I delivered my speech, my voice sounded as if Id swallowed rocks

    and sand.

    __F__ 5. Emma may seem clumsy, but onstage she dances like a gazelle.

    __L__ 6. Jacob expresses many feelings through his photography.

    __F__ 7. My teammate is a snail and a turtle combined!

    __L__ 8. Before the soccer match, both teams attended a sportsmanship program.

    __F__ 9. I have a ton of paperwork to do before I can enjoy the sun this summer.

    __F__ 10. Sometimes I have to be my little brothers brain.

    Figurative vs. Literal Language

  • 1. SimileCompares two unlike things,

    using like or as.

    Examples:

    - The metal twisted like a ribbon.

    - It was as dark as night.

    Underline like and as. What is being compared?

  • Important:Using like or as doesnt make a simile -

    a comparison must be made.

    - I like pizza.

    - The moon is like a pizza.

  • 2. MetaphorCompares two unlike things without using like or as.

    Examples:

    - All the world is a stage.

    - Men are dogs.

    - Her heart is stone.

    What is being compared?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcEV_3009gM

  • Simile or Metaphor?

    He drew a line as straight as an arrow.

  • Simile or Metaphor? Knowledge is a kingdom and all who

    learn are kings and queens.

  • Simile or Metaphor?The wheat field was a sea of gold.

  • Simile or Metaphor?She was as white as a ghost.

  • 3. PersonificationGiving human traits to objects or ideas.

    Examples:

    - The sunlight danced.

    - Water on the lake shivers.

    - The streets are calling me.

    What is being given humanqualities?

  • 4. HyperboleExaggeration to show strong

    feeling or effect.

    Examples:

    - I will love you forever.- My house is a million

    miles away.- She is going to kill me.

  • 5. IdiomA saying specific to a language or group of

    people that does not mean what is says.

    Examples:

    - You are such a stick in the mud.

    - I have an ace up my sleeve.

    - Charlotte is the apple of my eye.

  • Personification, Hyperbole, or Idiom?

    The sun was beating down on me.

  • Personification, Hyperbole, or Idiom?

    Dont bite the hand that feeds you.

  • Personification, Hyperbole, or Idiom?

    I would rather wrestle a shark than do homework.

  • Personification, Hyperbole, or Idiom?

    The North Wind is nipping at our noses.

  • Personification, Hyperbole, or Idiom?

    I am so tired, I could sleep forever.

  • Personification, Hyperbole, or Idiom?

    She has plenty of skeletons in her closet.

  • Figurative Language PracticeDirections: Read each sentence and determine what kind of figurative language is being used.

    Write S for simile, M for metaphor, P for personification, H for hyperbole, and I for idiom.

  • Figurative Language PracticeIs it a comparison between two things?

    YES NO

    Does it use like or as? Is it exaggerating?

    YES NO

    Simile

    Metaphor

    Hyperbole

    Idiom

    NO

    Personification

    YES NO

    YES

    Object or idea doing human things?

  • Figurative Language Practice1. H - Hyperbole Nobody listens to that song anymore.

    2. P - Personification The moon turned over to face the day.

    3. S - Simile Her hands are soft as a nesting dove.

    4. M - Metaphor Her eyes are windows to her soul.

    5. I - Idiom Candace does not want to burn bridges when

    she leaves her job.

    6. H - Hyperbole Old Mr. Johnson has been teaching here since

    the Stone Age.

    7. I - Idiom Jayvon could have played basketball until the

    cows came home but he was called to dinner.

  • Figurative Language Practice8. S - Simile She hung her head like a dying flower.

    9. H - Hyperbole These shoes are killing me.

    10. I - Idiom Marcos wants to break up with Sierra, but that is

    another can of worms.

    11. M - Metaphor My dreams are flowers to which you are a bee.

    12. P - Personification Thunder grumbled and raindrops reported for

    duty.

    13. M - Metaphor My words are chains of lead.

    14. P - Personification One unhappy icicle wasted away in the day.

    15. S - Simile The bottle rolled off the table like a teardrop.

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