Objective: • Understand what ‘figurative language’ means • Identify 8 types of figurative language Take out your notes and title the page- Figurative Language
Figurative Language The use of words that go beyond their ordinary meaning.
YOU MUST TAKE NOTES On each slide: • Figurative Language Label • Meaning • Example • My own creation Example: • Alliteration • repetition of similar sound in first syllables of words • Sally sold seashells by the seashore. • Goofy Gilbert giggled gorgeously. You should have already titled your notes- Figurative Language
Simile Comparing 2 unlike things using LIKE or AS • “My Papa’s hair is like a broom, all up in the air.” (Cisneros, The House on Mango Streeet) • My dad sleeps like a log. • You look like a hundred bucks!
Write your own simile (You may use a picture below to help you, but you don’t have to)
Metaphor Comparison of 2 unlike things • He is a shining star in math class. • My mom is a rock. • Peyton Manning is a touchdown machine.
Write your own metaphor (You may use a picture below to help you, but you don’t have to)
Personification Giving objects or animals human qualities • The glass of ice water is sweating. • The screaming alarm clock jerked me awake. • The storm swallowed up the ship.
Hyperbole Intentional exaggeration • My car can go faster than the speed of light. • I had to walk up hill, 4 miles, in 6 feet of snow to school and back.
Write your own example of Hyperbole The situation is at least a million billion times worse than I imagined.
Oxymoron Contradictory (opposite) terms put together
Write your own example of an oxymoron (butthead) • pretty __________
Alliteration Repetition of the same sound in the first syllables of a series of words
Idioms Idiom Meaning Phrase with figurative meaning • Hold your horses. • It’s raining cats and dogs. • A chip on your shoulder. • Don’t rock the boat. • Wait a minute. • It’s pouring. . • Holding a grudge. . • Don’t make trouble.
Review Figurative Language words that go beyond their ordinary meaning • simile . • metaphor . • personification . • hyperbole • onomatopoeia • idioms • comparison of 2 unlike things using LIKE or AS • comparison of 2 unlike things (NO like or as) • giving objects or animals human qualities • intentional exaggeration • word for a sound • phrase with figurative meaning