http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/lit_terms/personification.htmlhttp://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/lit_terms/personification.html ONOMATOPOEIA HYPERBOLE METAPHOR Click each type of figurative language to find out more! SIMILE OXYMORON PERSONIFICATION Figurative Language Figurative language is using every expressions that are not literally true to convey meaning. Expressions such as “I’m going to lose my mind!” aren’t literally true (I hope), but we understand this figuratively as “I am overwhelmed or frustrated.” Review Game
The man was like a bull as he charged the audience. SIMILE • A simile is a comparison of two dissimilar things using “like” or “as” EXAMPLE
The cloudsarecotton balls in the sky. METAPHOR • A metaphor is a comparison of two dissimilar things which does not use “like” or “as” EXAMPLE
Anger grabbed him when he was insulted. PERSONIFICATION • Personification is treating abstraction or inanimate objects as human, that is, giving them human attributes, powers, feelings. EXAMPLE
HYPERBOLE • Hyperbole is extreme exaggeration; it may be used for a serious or comic effect. EXAMPLE • I walked fordays to get to the cafeteria.
ONOMATOPOEIA • Onomatopoeia is a word that is spelled like it sounds. EXAMPLE The hum of the air conditioner and buzz of the bees put me to sleep.
OXYMORON An oxymoron is a statement with two parts which seem contradictory. They are opposite in meaning. The waiter brought us jumboshrimp. EXAMPLE
The firecrackers boomed above our head. Onomatopoeia
The tree reached its arms to the sky. Personification
I played that game a million times! Hyperbole
The wind whispered in his ear. Personification
Sometimes brains are like computers because they can calculate the answer to a problem. Simile
The bubble gum bubble popped in my face. Onomatopoeia
Doubt crept into my mind when I started getting nervous. Personification