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  1. GO FIGURE! Figurative language

  2. Figurative language • Figurative language is a word or phrase that departs from everyday literal language for the sake of comparison, emphasis, clarity, or freshness.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. I am hungry as a horse. You run like a rabbit. She is happy as a clam. He is sneaky as a snake.

  6. Metaphor • A figure of speech comparing two unlike without using like or as. • She is a work horse! • Write your own metaphor.

  7. The girl was a fish in the water. The clown was a feather floating away.

  8. Hyperbole • An exaggerated statement not meant to be taken literally. • Example: I was so thirsty, I could have drank the ocean!

  9. Idiom • A natural manner of speaking to a native speaker of a language. • Its raining cats and dogs. • Write your own example

  10. 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.

  11. Onomatopoeia • The formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named • Example: boom, sizzle • Write your own onomatopoeia.

  12. Yeeeeee Ahhhhhhhh Swish swish swish Chug chug chug!! Glippp Gluppp Gluppp

  13. 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:

  14. The flowers danced in the wind. The friendly gates welcomed us. The Earth coughed and choked in all of the pollution.