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Predictable Poor as a church mouse.  strong as an ox,  cute as a button,  smart as a fox. thin as a toothpick,  white as a ghost,  fit as a fiddle,  dumb as a post. bald as an eagle,  neat as a pin,  proud as a peacock,  ugly as sin.

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Predictable poor as a church mouse strong as an ox cute as a button smart as a fox


Poor as a church mouse. strong as an ox, cute as a button, smart as a fox.

thin as a toothpick, white as a ghost, fit as a fiddle, dumb as a post.

bald as an eagle, neat as a pin, proud as a peacock, ugly as sin.

When people are talking you know what they'll say as soon as they start to use a cliché.

Figurative language
Figurative Language

  • Simile: A comparison using like or as. “ Her eyes are like stars.”

  • Metaphor: A comparison between two unlike things without using the words like or as. “ The spy shadowed the woman.”

  • Onomatopoeia: A word that imitates a noise or sound. “ The fly buzzed past.”

    “ The snake hissed in anger.”

Predictable poor as a church mouse strong as an ox cute as a button smart as a fox

Personification: Giving the attributes of a person to

an inanimate object.

“ The wind sang her a sorrowful song.”

“ The snow whispered while it fell to the ground.”

Hyperbole: An extreme exaggeration.

“ I nearly died laughing.”

“ I tried a thousand times.”

Alliteration: The repetition of initial consonant sounds

in two or more words or syllables.

“ She sells seashells by the seashore.”

Idiom: An expression that has a meaning apart

from the meanings of its individual words.

“I lost my head.” “ Don’t fly off the handle.”

Choose one of the figures of speech
Choose one of the figures of speech

  • Onomatopoeia, simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, alliteration, or idiom

  • Write a sentences about spring using one or more of the figures of speech.

  • Then draw a picture explaining your sentences.

  • Work with one other partner. Place your sentences on the umbrella paper to display.