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Figurative language. FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE is using language to create a strong image in the reader’s mind. . I’m so angry I could blow my top.

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Figurative language

Figurative language


Figurative language

FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE is using language to create a strong image in the reader’s mind.


I m so angry i could blow my top

I’m so angry I could blow my top.

“Blow my top” is an example of FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE. It doesn’t mean his head is going to blow up. The writer wants you, the reader, to understand he is very angry!

Blow my top is an idiom.


I m so hungry i could eat a horse

I’m so hungry I could eat a horse.

The writer is exaggerating his hunger. He means he is very hungry, but he wants the reader to be able to understand how hungry he is.

So, he writes using FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE. I could eat a horse is an hyperbole.


Let s review examples of figurative language

Let’s review examples of FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE


Figurative language

“Being under so much pressure stinks like a pile of dirty socks.” (Million Dollar Throw)

“He hit the ground like a ton of bricks.” (The Contest)

“The walk up his street was as quiet and empty as an abandoned bird’s nest. (Taking Sides)


Figurative language

Metaphors compare two things.

His armpits were wet sponges from his nervousness. (Taking Sides)

The remaining seven were pillars of strength. (The Contest)

The football was a bullet shooting through the air. (Million Dollar Throw)


Figurative language

Personification makes an idea or thing seem like a person.

The broken sculpture had shattered her Everest dream. (The Contest)

The cookies made him feel normal in a house that was falling apart. (Million Dollar Throw)

His swollen knee screamed each time he planted his leg. (Taking Sides)


Figurative language

IDIOMS are expressions that don’t mean what they say.

If he was playing for Franklin, life would be sweet.

(Taking Sides)

If you make that throw, your parents could end up in fat city. (Million Dollar Throw)

Sometimes my brain just goes wild. (The Contest)


Figurative language

ONOMATOPOEIA is a word whose

sound is like the meaning.

The water dripping from the faucet and the wind tapping a branch on his bedroom window were frightening. (Taking Sides)

The shattering glass awakened all of them. (The Contest)

The ball slapped into the receivers hands. (Million Dollar Throw)


Figurative language

We will review Hyperboles and Alliteration at a later time.


Figurative language

In the next slides you will be matching an example of figurative language to a definition. You will need paper and pencil. Number your paper from to 1-16. You will only write the letter of the correct answer. You may refer back to this slide.


Figurative language

1. What type of figurative language compares two unlike objects using like or as?A. simileB. metaphor C. idiomD. personificationE. onomatopia


Figurative language

2. What type of figurative language uses the sound of a word to create an image for the reader?A. simileB. metaphor C. idiomD. personificationE. onomatopia


Figurative language

3. What type of figurative language compares two objects that are not similar?A. simileB. metaphor C. idiomD. personification E. onomatopia


Figurative language

4. What type of figurative language gives human qualities to an object?A. simileB. metaphor C. idiomD. personificationF. onomatopia


Figurative language

5. What type of figurative language is an expression that doesn’t mean what the words say?A. simileB. metaphor C. idiomD. personificationE. onomatopia


Now check your answers

A

E

B

D

C

Now check your answers.


Now try to use what you have reviewed in your own writing

Now try to use what you have reviewed in your own writing.

Write a simile on your paper. (Write the entire sentence. Be sure to include a capital and correct punctuation.)

6. His teeth were as white as….

Underline the simile.


Figurative language

7. Write a sentence using this idiom.

The light went on in her head when…..

Underline the idiom.


Figurative language

Write a sentence with this idiom.

8. He can never keep a secret.

I got so angry when he let the cat out of the bag about…..

Underline the idiom.


Figurative language

Write a sentence using onomatopoeia.

9. The splat of the catsup on the counter……..

Underline the onomatopoeia.


Figurative language

Write a sentence using personification.

10. The stars danced across……

Underline the personification.


Figurative language

Write a sentence with this metaphor.

11. He was a pillar of strength when his family was…..

Underline the metaphor.


Now you will write what type of figurative language the next 6 sentences show

Now, you will write what type of figurative language the next 6 sentences show.


Figurative language

_____12. Dad would skin me alive if I did that.

_____13. Please don’t slurp your soup.

_____14. The car was too old and tired to make the

trip.

_____15. He takes care of his grandmother after

school. That boy is an angel.

_____16. We need to clear the air before I’ll be your

friend again.


Now check your answers1

12. Idiom

13. Onomatopoeia

14. Personification

15. Metaphor

16. Idiom

Put your paper in the drawer.

Now check your answers.


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