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Literal vs. Figurative Language. Essential Vocabulary. Analyze-to break apart; look under the surface Literal language-language that means exactly what it says Figurative language-language that has a hidden meaning Analogy (uh-now- luh -gee)-a comparison

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Literal vs figurative language

Literal vs. Figurative Language


Essential vocabulary

Essential Vocabulary

  • Analyze-to break apart; look under the surface

  • Literal language-language that means exactly what it says

  • Figurative language-language that has a hidden meaning

  • Analogy (uh-now-luh-gee)-a comparison

  • Analogous (uh-now-luh-gus)-similar


Literal vs figurative language

Literal

The sky was blue.


Literal vs figurative language

figurative

Tom was blue after learning that he failed his test.


Literal vs figurative language

Literal

The sucker was made of marshmallow.


Literal vs figurative language

Figurative

The cloud was made of marshmallows.


Literal vs figurative language

Figurative

Paris Hilton is an airhead.


Literal vs figurative language

My favorite candy is an Airhead.

LITERAL


Literal vs figurative language

Lightning travels 186,000 miles per second.

figurative

Asafa Powell, the world’s fastest man, runs 100 meters in 9.7 seconds.

He was fast as lightning.


Figurative language is usually an analogy

Figurative Language is Usually an Analogy.

Remember, an analogy is a comparison between two things.


Literal vs figurative language

The cloud was made of marshmallows.

What is it about marshmallows that make them similar to clouds?


Literal vs figurative language

He was fast as lightning.

Why would someone compare a person to the speed of lightning?


Now you try

Now, you try

  • Make a list of 5 examples of figurative language and write why someone would use it.

    • Ex: He was as fast as lightning. This would be used to show that someone was really fast.

  • Write 3 examples of literal language.


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