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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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