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Figurative Language. 9-19-11 Jamila Randolph and Tasheonna Walton. Simile. Using like or as to compare two things. Example : I’m as hungry as a bear. Metaphor. Comparing two things without using like or as; something is something as. Example : She is a dog when she is hungry.

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figurative language

Figurative Language

9-19-11

JamilaRandolph and Tasheonna Walton

simile
Simile
  • Using like or as to compare two things.
  • Example : I’m as hungry as a bear.
metaphor
Metaphor
  • Comparing two things without using like or as; something is something as.
  • Example: She is a dog when she is hungry.
hyperbole
Hyperbole
  • Using exaggeration to make a point.
  • Example: Her brain is the size of a pea.
onomatopoeia
Onomatopoeia
  • Sound word
  • Example: The bird in the tree went chirp-chirp.
alliteration
Alliteration
  • Repetition of beginning sounds.
  • Example: The red eyed rabbit ran right by me.
personification
Personification
  • Giving human qualities to something that’s not human.
  • Example: The horse shook hands with me.
idiom
Idiom
  • A well known expression that does not mean what it says.
  • Example: A taste of his own medicine.
practice problems
Practice Problems
  • 1. His head was so big it was about to blow up.
  • 2. The bunny was as small as a stick.
  • 3. The girls sandals went click-clack.
  • 4. Her closet is a disaster.
  • 5. When I walked passed the giraffe it said hey to me.
  • 6. The red rooster rooted right by the roost.
  • 7. A dime a dozen anything that is common and easy to get.
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