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					FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE
“Using figurative analogies”

What is Figurative Language?
• A kind of language. • A way to use figures of speech. • A unique way to express ideas. • Creating a clearer image for the reader. • Creates an image of ideas. • Uses comparison of ideas.
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EXAMPLES OF FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE
• (Note) "Remember the author is saying two things at once.” • Time flies when you’re having fun. • Wally was busy as a beaver. • His feet smelled like dead fish. • Their lives hung by a thread as they battled the storm at sea.
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PRACTICE Choose the sentence using figurative language.
• (NOTE: READ, THINK, DECIDE) • David ate a ton of food for lunch. • David likes to eat a big lunch.
• My younger brother has grown like a weed.
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DID YOU CHOOSE CORRECTLY?

• SENTENCE ONE AND THREE WERE USING FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE. • SENTENCE TWO WAS USING LITERAL LANGUAGE.

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READING FIGURATIVE ANALOGIES
• (NOTE AN ANALOGIE COMPARES TWO DIFFERENT THINGS WITH SOMETHING SIMILAR.

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Merlin was a mysterious wizard. He was as mysterious as a dark, foggy night. With his magic, he could make trees dance and rocks sing.
The gentle breeze whispered good morning to the new day, as the flowers opened their sleepy petals to the rising sun.
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REVIEW
• THE WORDS IN FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE OFTEN HAVE MORE THAN ONE MEANING.

• FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE USES COMPARISONS TO GIVE THE READER A CLEARER PICTURE OF WHAT IS HAPPENING.
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PRACTICE WHAT YOU KNOW.
1. With a partner or alone, write several sentences using figurative language. 2. Write your final sentences on large paper or an overhead transparency. 3. Present your sentences to the class. Ask them to tell you why the sentences are “figurative”. 4. Illustrations will enhance your project.

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