Figurative Language. Literary Response and Analysis 3.5: Define figurative language (e.g., simile, metaphor, hyperbole, personification) and identify its use in literary works. Similes. Used to compare two unrelated things using the words…. like. as. or. Similes. Example:.
Literary Response and Analysis 3.5: Define figurative language (e.g., simile, metaphor, hyperbole, personification) and identify its use in literary works.
The kitten is as sweet as pie.
They are being compared because they are both sweet (the pie tastes sweet and the kitten has a sweet personality).
Sleeping on the bed was like sleeping on a cloud.
The bed is being compared to a cloud because they are both soft.
The jogger was like a _____.
The lady was as pretty as a _____.
The kitten wasa tiger when playing with yarn.
They are being compared because the kitten is fierce (like a tiger) when playing with yarn.
The backyard ishis jungle.
The backyard is being compared to a jungle, the home of a tiger.
The car is a _________.
Can leaves actually dance? No, but personification paints a picture of how the wind was blowing the leaves.
Can a cabin welcome people? Does a cabin have openarms? No, but it describes to the reader that the cabin was very welcoming.
Can a flood actually swallow things? No, but it describes to the reader how strong the flood was.
I could eat a horse!
You won’t actually eat
a horse. You’re just
You don’t actually have a ton of homework. Maybe just a few ounces of homework.
Probably not. I’m sure there are more people smarter than me!