• Words that create an image in the reader’s mind
that allow us to see what is not directly stated in
the text. It is writing that shows instead of tells!
The watermelon dripped sweet, cold, sticky juice down my
His heart pounded like a snare drum.
The figurative language types that
follow are all examples of imagery.
I am as hungry as a horse.
You run like a rabbit.
She is happy as a clam.
He is sneaky as a snake.
The girl was a fish in the water.
My love is a red, red rose.
The flowers danced in the wind.
The friendly gates welcomed
The Earth coughed and choked in all of the
“Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout would not take the garbage
out…” -Shel Silverstein
“Careless cars cutting corners create confusion .
Countless collisions cost coffins. -Paul McCann
"You'll never put a better bit of butter on your knife."
-(advertising slogan for Country Life butter)
Chugga chugga chugga!!
Buzz Buzz Buzz
I died laughing.
I have been waiting forever.
I was so full I could burst!
I have a ton of homework!!!
Idioms are words or
phrases that are part
of popular speech that
do not mean what they
say. They are not
Jeff was always putting his two cents in.
A picture paints a thousand words.
Someone stole her boyfriend and now she
has a chip on her shoulder.
My new skinny jeans cost an arm and a
• Something that is used to represent an idea,
feeling, or object. What ideas or beliefs do the
following symbols represent….???
What do these symbols have in