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Anna Pasciuta and Dylan Payne 9/19/11. Figurative Language. S imile. Definition: using like or as to compare two things Example: He is as dumb as a post. Metaphor. Definition: compare two things without using like or as; something is something else

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Anna pasciuta and dylan payne 9 19 11

Anna Pasciuta and Dylan Payne

9/19/11

Figurative Language


S imile

Simile

Definition:

using like or as to compare two things

Example:

He is as dumb as a post.


Metaphor

Metaphor

Definition:

compare two things without using like or as; something is something else

Example:

My hair is softer than my fuzzy blanket.


Onomatopoeia

Onomatopoeia

Definition:

sound word

Example:

The chickens were clucking when I went in the barn to feed them.


Alliteration

Alliteration

Definition:

repetition of beginning sound

Example:

The dog did a dance on the desk!


Personification

Personification

Definition:

giving human qualities to something not human

Example:

The trees did a dance in the wind as people jogged by them.


Idiom

Idiom

Definition:

a well known expression that does not mean what is says

Example:

I was so thirsty I could have drunk an entire river.


Practice questions

Practice Questions

  • Your as funny as a clown.

  • The chair fell, and made a big bang!

  • You walk slower than my grandma.

  • The clouds cried because she had a thorn in her foot.

  • Silly Sally sells salad by the seashore.

  • My bookbag weighs more than I do.

    7. My pillow is a fluffy cloud when I go to sleep at night.


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