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Figurative Language

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  1. Figurative Language • Metaphor (=) • Simile (%) • Allegory(a:b = c:d)

  2. Metaphor (=) • A metaphor is defined as a direct comparison between two or more seemingly unrelated subjects • Example: My old car is a grouchy bear

  3. Simile (%) • A simile is a figure of speech in which the subject is compared to another subject. Frequently, similes are marked by use of the words like or as. • Example: I feel like a bug sitting under a magnifying glass.

  4. Analogy (a:b = c:d) • Analogy is process of transferring information from a particular subject to another particular subject. It can also refer to the relation between the source and the target. • Example: My fingers are to my hand what my toes are to my foot

  5. Quiz Is it a metaphor, simile or analogy • 1. Cheryl’s smile is as sweet as a lullaby • A. Metaphor • B. Simile • C. Analogy

  6. Quiz Is it a metaphor, simile or analogy • 2. A hammer is used to drive nails the way a saw is used to cut wood. • A. Metaphor • B. Simile • C. Analogy

  7. Quiz Is it a metaphor, simile or analogy • 3. The movie was a real turkey • A. Metaphor • B. Simile • C. Analogy

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