Go Figure!. Figurative Language Grades 6-8. EQ: What is figurative language? What is the purpose of figurative language? How does it affect the way we read things?. At the end of this unit, you should be able to:. Understand all the types of figurative language.
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“I’ve eaten so much I feel as if I could literally burst!”
Literal language is language that means exactly what is said.
Most of the time, we use
Example: The muscles on his brawny arms are strong as iron bands.
Example: The road was a ribbon wrapped through the dessert.
Example: She was wide-eyed and wondering while she waited for Walter to waken.
Example: “The wind yells while blowing."
The wind cannot yell. Only a living thing can yell.
Example: The firecracker made a loud ka-boom!
Example: She’s said so on several million occasions.
Example: "She has a bee in her bonnet," meaning "she is obsessed," cannot be taken word-for-word. It’s a statement that means something different than what it says.
The crowd went bananas when the basketball player made the shot from the other side of the court!
The garbage has piled up to the sky!