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Figurative Language. I. What is it?. Expressions or descriptions that are not actually true, but suggest or imply truth and enhance understanding. Example: “Her hair was like a waterfall” What truths does the statement imply? - The hair is long -The hair is silky -The hair is beautiful.

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Figurative language

Figurative Language


I what is it

I. What is it?

  • Expressions or descriptions that are not actually true, but suggest or imply truth and enhance understanding.

    Example: “Her hair was like a waterfall”

    What truths does the statement imply?

    - The hair is long

    -The hair is silky

    -The hair is beautiful


Ii types of figurative language

II. Types of Figurative Language

  • Metaphors

    • Comparison that does not use “like” or “as”

      a. “My dog is a beast.”

  • Similes

    • Comparison that uses “like” or “as”

      a. “My dog is like a beast.”

  • Idioms

    • An expression that only makes sense within a specific culture/language

      a. “I am feeling under the weather.”

  • Personification

    • Describing inhuman things with human characteristics

      a. “An angry storm”

  • Hyperboles

    • An exaggeration

      • “I’ve searched everywhere!”


Iii literal vs figurative

III. Literal vs. Figurative

  • Literal Language: actually true. Sometimes defined as the opposite of figurative language.

    • Denotation: the literal definition

      a. “The denotation of a turkey is a bird.”

    • Connotation: the figurative meaning.

      a. “The connotation of a turkey is stupidity.”


What do we associate with the following words

What do we associate with the following words?

OWL

  • Smart/Wise

  • Dark Forests

  • Bright Eyes

    HOME

  • Family

  • House

  • A place where you spend most of your time


What do we learn about the librarian and the library based on the following sentence

What do we learn about the librarian and the library based on the following sentence?

“The library became my home where the old librarian would stare at me with her owl eyes”

  • The speaker spends a lot of time in the library

  • The librarian has large eyes/glasses

  • The librarian is smart

    FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE LETS YOU SAY MORE USING FEWER WORDS!


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