Figurative Language PowerPoint By QaevonRawlings and DionnetaySydnor September 19,2011
Simile Simile-using like or as to compare two things. Ex. My cousin wasblind as a bat. Ex. I am as cold as ice.
Metaphor • Metaphor- comparing 2 things without using like or as; something is something else • Ex. The girl had a heart of gold. • Ex. The dog was so white it looked like it was rolling in dough.
Hyperbole • Hyperbole-using exaggeration to make a point • Ex. When I got home I had aton of homework. • Ex. She was so happy her smile was a mile wide.
Onomatopoeia • Onomatopoeia –sound word • Ex. The car was so fast all you heard was vroom! • EX. When he jump in the pool it was a splash!
Alliteration • Alliteration- repetition of beginning words • Ex. A alligator ate another alligator. • Ex. The thief took a telephone.
Personification • Personification-giving human qualities to something not human. • Ex. The stars winked in the sky. • Ex. All the trees were dancing with the wind.
Idiom Idiom-a well known expression that doesn’t not mean what it says Ex. I told my mom to bite her tonge. Ex. That homework was a piece of cake.
Practice Problems Simile;My dog is stinky as a dump.