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  1. Figurative Language Jennifer ParnellNorth Belmont Elementary

  2. Examples: • Similes • Idioms • Metaphors

  3. Similes are sentences that compare two unlike objects using like or as. • The girl’s hair is as yellow as the sun. • The boy runs like a rabbit.

  4. Idioms are sentences that cannot be understood by the meanings of their separate words. • I’m in hot water with my mom! • Are you feeling blue today?

  5. Metaphors are sentences that use one idea or thing in place of another to show a likeness between the two. • That report was dynamite! • The boy is an egghead.

  6. Can you name each type of figurative language?

  7. The Christmas tree was a jewel in the forest. metaphor

  8. Granddaddy was sleeping as soundly as a bear in hibernation. simile

  9. The boy can swim like a fish. simile

  10. The lady was a songbird. metaphor

  11. The old lady was moving like a snail. simile

  12. Steve was a leaping frog as he jumped the brook. metaphor

  13. You crack me up! idiom

  14. I’m in the doghouse! idiom

  15. Great Job!!!