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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.


By using figurative language writers paint pictures for the reader s mind

By using figurative language, writers paint pictures for the reader's mind.


Superman was a streaking comet in the sky

Superman was a streaking comet in the sky.


So now that you know about the power of language why not learn the tools of the trade

So now that you know about the power of language, why not learn the tools of the trade?


Simile original comparison using like or as

simile: original comparison using "like" or "as."

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?


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