GO FIGURE! Figurative language
Figurative language • Figurative language is a word or phrase that departs from everyday literal language for the sake of comparison, emphasis, clarity, or freshness.
Figurative Language Rap • Write down two facts about figurative language while listening to the figurative language rap. • http://www.schooltube.com/video/9e8b2acfc34e0ce465a3/figurative-language
Simile • A simile uses the words “like” or “as” to compare one object or idea with another to suggest they are alike. • Example: she is as busy as a bee. • Write your own simile.
I am hungry as a horse. You run like a rabbit. She is happy as a clam. He is sneaky as a snake.
Metaphor • A figure of speech comparing two unlike without using like or as. • She is a work horse! • Write your own metaphor.
The girl was a fish in the water. The clown was a feather floating away.
Hyperbole • An exaggerated statement not meant to be taken literally. • Example: I was so thirsty, I could have drank the ocean!
Idiom • A natural manner of speaking to a native speaker of a language. • Its raining cats and dogs. • Write your own example
Stan the strong surfer saved several swimmers on Saturday. Tiny Tommy Thomson takes toy trucks to Timmy’s on Tuesday. Click here to read more alliterations.
Onomatopoeia • The formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named • Example: boom, sizzle • Write your own onomatopoeia.
Yeeeeee Ahhhhhhhh Swish swish swish Chug chug chug!! Glippp Gluppp Gluppp
Personification • The attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman. • Example: The chair screamed when I sat in it! • Write your own example:
The flowers danced in the wind. The friendly gates welcomed us. The Earth coughed and choked in all of the pollution.