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Figurative Language:. special effects for books!. Writers could just give us the facts. Example: Superman can run really fast. Does that do justice to just how fast Superman can run?. He changed really fast, didn't he?. How about this?

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Figurative language

Figurative Language:

special effects for books!


Writers could just give us the facts
Writers could just give us the facts.

  • Example: Superman can run really fast.


Does that do justice to just how fast superman can run
Does that do justice to just how fast Superman can run?


He changed really fast didn t he
He changed really fast, didn't he?

  • How about this?

  • Like a speeding bullet shot across the way, Clark Kent changed into Superman and grabbed the bad guy before he knew what hit him.





Simile original comparison using like or as
simile: original comparison using "like" or "as." learn the tools of the trade?

  • Like a speeding bullet shot across the way, Clark Kent changed into Superman and grabbed the bad guy before he knew what hit him.


Metaphor original comparison without like or as
metaphor: original comparison without "like" or "as." learn the tools of the trade?

  • Superman was a streaking comet in the sky.


Analogy an original extended comparison explaining the relationship between two unrelated things
analogy: an original, extended comparison explaining the relationship between two unrelated things.

  • Superman was a streaking comet in the sky. He soared high above the planet and left a trail that could be seen from miles away.


Hyperbole exaggeration
hyperbole: exaggeration. relationship between two unrelated things.

  • The student was so eager to get to English class, he broke an Olympic record.


Idiom an unoriginal figurative expression
idiom: an unoriginal figurative expression. relationship between two unrelated things.

  • The student didn't get any sleep last night and didn't eat a good breakfast. She was running on empty.


Language can be powerful can t it
Language can be powerful, can't it? relationship between two unrelated things.


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