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  1. Go Figure! Figurative Language

  2. Recognizing Figurative Language The opposite of literal language is figurative language. Figurative language is language that means more than what it says on the surface. • It usually gives us a feeling about its subject. • Figurative language allows a reader to enter the story because you are showing them instead of telling them.

  3. What is figurative language? • Whenever you describe something by comparing it with something else, you are using figurative language. • Figurative language paints a picture to be able to see a point • "The rain came down in long knitting needles."

  4. Types of Figurative Language • Simile • Metaphor • Alliteration • Personification • Onomatopoeia • Hyperbole

  5. Simile • A figure of speech which involves a direct comparison between two unlike things, usually with the words like or as. Example: The muscles on his brawny arms are strong as iron bands. • Like a writhing snake, the broken electrical wires hissed and twitched in the damp grass. • When the gates were opened, the mob surged forward like a burst dam.

  6. Metaphor • A figure of speech which involves an implied comparison between two relatively unlike things using a form of be. The comparison is not announced by like or as. Example: The road was a ribbon wrapped through the dessert. • The cat's eyes were jewels, gleaming out of the darkness. • The window was etched with frost. • His fear was a prison, stronger than any more visible barricade.

  7. Alliteration • Repeated consonant sounds occurring at the beginning of words or within words. Example: She was wide-eyed and wondering while she waited for Walter to waken.

  8. Personification • A figure of speech which gives the qualities of a person to an animal, an object, or an idea. Example: “The wind yells while blowing." The wind cannot yell. Only a living thing can yell. • Time stood still. • Love enfolded us in her arms.

  9. Onomatopoeia • The use of words that mimic sounds. Example: The firecracker made a loud ka-boom!

  10. Hyperbole • An exaggerated statement used to heighten effect. It is not used to mislead the reader, but to emphasize a point. Example: Waves high as mountains broke over the reef. I had to wait an eternity for the file to download.