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Figurative Language. Shannon Abbott and Ronnia Casper 9-22-11. Simile. Using like or as to compare two things. Ex. Her foot is as big as a bus. Metaphor. Comparing two things without using like or as. Ex. His head is a watermelon. Hyperbole. Using exaggeration to make a point.

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Figurative language

Figurative Language

Shannon Abbott and Ronnia Casper

9-22-11


Simile
Simile

Using like or as to compare two things.

Ex. Her foot is as big as a bus.


Metaphor
Metaphor

Comparing two things without using like or as.

Ex. His head is a watermelon.


Hyperbole
Hyperbole

Using exaggeration to make a point.

Ex. I am so thirsty I could drink a river.


Onomatopoeia
Onomatopoeia

Sound word

Ex. The baby went boo-hoo.


Alliteration
Alliteration

Repetition of beginning sound

Ex. Boring bats bother girls.


Personification
Personification

Giving human qualities to something not human

Ex. The fish nibbled at our ankles.


I diom
Idiom

A well known expression that does not mean what it mean

Ex. It’s raining cats and dogs.


Practice problems
Practice Problems

  • The pan went click clank.

  • Her room is as messy as at rat nest.

  • His ears are so big he can fly away.

  • His hair is bone white.

  • Boring boys bring home bacon.

  • If the shoe fits wear it.

  • The elephant said hi when I walked by.


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