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Figurative Language. Not literal, the language behind the language. Simile. A figure of speech in which one thing is explicitly compared to another using the word “like” or “as” (OED) Example: Suzie is quiet as a mouse and tall as a giraffe. Example. Suzie is quiet as a mouse.

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Figurative language

Figurative Language

Not literal, the language behind the language


  • A figure of speech in which one thing is explicitly compared to another using the word “like” or “as” (OED)

  • Example: Suzie is quiet as a mouse and tall as a giraffe


  • Suzie is quiet as a mouse

Similes in pop culture
Similes in Pop Culture

  • love, like blood, is pouring out of me

    • Counting Crows



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Similes in Pop Culture

  • All eyes on me in the center of the ring Just like a circusWhen I crack that whip, everybody gon' trip Just like a circusEverybody let go, we can make a dancefloor Just like a circus

Click Me!

Similes in pop culture2
Similes in Pop Culture

  • Thank God the week is done/I feel like a zombie gone back to life

    • Usher

Similes in pop culture3
Similes in Pop Culture

  • Between the absence of Hagrid and the presence of those dragonish horses, he had felt that his return to Hogwarts, so long anticipated, was full of unexpected surprises like jarring notes in a familiar song.


  • A figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance (OED)

  • A comparison between two unlike things not using “like” or “as”

  • Example: Lisa was a hippo compared to her ant of a sister


  • Lisa was a hippo

Metaphors in pop culture
Metaphors in Pop Culture

  • A woman’s heart is a deep ocean of secrets

    • -Titanic

Woman’s Heart



Pop culture pitbull
Pop Culture-- Pitbull

  • My life is a movie, and you just Tivo-ed

  • Honey got me swishin' like a dreadlock

  • She won't wrestle, but I got her in a headlock

Crooked teeth
“Crooked Teeth”

  • And I knew I'd made horrible call,And now the state line felt like the Berlin wall,And there was no doubt about which side I was on.

  • Cause I built you a home in my heart,With rotten wood, and it decayed from the start.

Crooked teeth1
“Crooked Teeth”

  • Cause at night the sun in retreat,Made the skyline look like crooked teeth,In the mouth of a man who was devouring, us both.

Crooked teeth2
“Crooked Teeth”

  • I'm a war, of head versus heart,And it's always this way.My head is weak, my heart always speaks,Before I know what it will say.

Extra notes
Extra Notes

  • 1:46

  • 4:06

  • Just like a pill

  • Now I’m feelin’ so fly like a G6

  • My love is a life-taker