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  1. Figurative Language Simile, Metaphor, Personification and Hyperbole “I’m so hungry, I could eat a horse!”

  2. the words and sayings we don’t mean literally • “I am so hungry, I could eat a horse!” Can a human being eat a whole horse? • Figurative Language (non-literal language) • 1. Simile 2. Metaphor 3. Personification 4. Hyperbole • Simile Definition: ________________________________________________________________ • ______________________________________________________________________________ • Metaphor Definition: _____________________________________________________________ • ______________________________________________________________________________ • Personification Definition: _________________________________________________________ • ______________________________________________________________________________ • Hyperbole Definition: ____________________________________________________________ • ______________________________________________________________________________

  3. Identify each of these song lyrics as simile, metaphor, personification, or hyperbole • “I ain’t got nothing but love, Babe, eight days a week” (The Beatles). __________________________________________ • Explain your answer ______________________________ • _______________________________________________ • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs5qsk0pc6Y

  4. Identify the device used • “It seems to me you lived your life like a candle in the wind” (Elton John). ______________________________________ • Explain your answer: _____________________________ • ______________________________________________ • ______________________________________________ • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uvux60fqNU8

  5. Identify the device USEd • “…and I miss you, like the deserts miss the rain” (Sade). • _____________________________ Explain your answer: (Why are two answers possible?) ___________________________________________________ • _________________________________________________ • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcFGippGI0I&feature=related

  6. Identify the device used • “This song is drowning in the blood” (Weezer). __________________________________ Explain answer: _____________________________________________________ • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENXvZ9YRjbo&ob=av3e • (Sorry, this one starts with an ad.)

  7. Identify The device used • “If this town is just an apple, then let me take a bite” (Michael Jackson’s “Human Nature”). __________________________________ Explain answer: _____________________________________________________ • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kql0ld02SS4