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Similes, Metaphors, Personification . Figurative language: Or Two Things at Once. Figurative language is writing or speech that is not meant to be taken literally. Example: The cold wind cut through my jacket like a knife.

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Similes metaphors personification

Similes, Metaphors, Personification

Figurative language:Or Two Things at Once


Definition

  • Figurative language is writing or speech that is not meant to be taken literally.

    • Example: The cold wind cut through my jacket like a knife.

      • The wind didn’t ACTUALLY cut through my jacket, but it felt like it.

Definition


Figurative language or two things at once

  • Figurative language is used to express ideas in a more exciting and imaginative way.

    • Example: Which is more interesting?

      The cold wind cut through my jacket like a knife.

      Or…

      It was windy.

Uses


Simile

  • A simile is a the comparison of one thing to another that uses like or as. (A is like B)

  • Examples:

    • The goalie was like a rock.

    • Her smile is like the sun.

    • My brother is as dirty as a pig.

Simile


Can you think of a simile

Thunder threatens

Like a sound that rolls around and around

In a mean dog’s throat.

-Martha Sherwood

Can you think of a simile?


Metaphor

  • A metaphor is a the comparison of one thing to another without the use of like or as. (A = B)

  • Examples:

    • The goalie was a rock.

    • Her sunshine smile lit up the room.

    • My brother is a pig.

      • None of these things are ACTUALLY true, but we understand what they mean.

Metaphor


Can you think of a metaphor

Thumb

The odd, friendless boy raised by four aunts.

-Phillip Dacey

Can you think of a metaphor?


Personification

  • Personification is when human characteristics are given to non-human things.

    • Tip: Notice that PERSONification means to make something like a person.

  • Example:

    • The ice cream was begging me to eat it.

Personification


Can you think of an example of personification

Can you think of an example of personification?


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