Go Figure!. Figurative Language Grades 6 Ms. De Los Rios. Recognizing Figurative Language. The opposite of literal language is figurative language. Figurative language is language that means more than what it says on the surface. It usually gives us a feeling about its subject.
Ms. De Los Rios
The opposite of literal language is figurative language. Figurative language is language that means more than what it says on the surface.
“I’ve eaten so much I feel as if I could literally burst!”
Literal language is language that means exactly what is said.
Most of the time, we use
Symbol is using an object or action that means something more than its literal meaning.
*The practice of representing things by means of symbols or of attributing symbolic meanings or significance to objects, events, or relationships.
Allusion is a brief reference to a person, event, or place, real or fictitious, or to a work of art. Casual reference to a famous historical or literary figure or event.
An allusion may be drawn from history, geography, literature, or religion.
We met as soul mates
On Parris Island
We left as inmates
From an asylum
And we were sharp
As sharp as knives
And we were so gung ho
To lay down our lives We came in spastic
Like tameless horses
We left in plastic
As numbered corpses
And we learned fast
To travel light
Our arms were heavy
But our bellies were tight
“On a starry winter night in Portugal
Where the ocean kissed the southern shore
There a dream I never thought would come to pass
Came and went like time spent through an hourglass”
Did you notice how descriptive the lyrics are?
Simile is the comparison of two unlike
things using like or as.
The wind cannot yell. Only a living thing can yell.
Example: She’s said so on several million occasions.
An Idiom is a fixed, distinctive, and often colorful expression whose meaning cannot be understood from the combined meanings of its individual words.