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					Figurative Language
 Imagery, Simile, Metaphor,
  Personification,Hyperbole
    What is Figurative
       Language?
• Figurative Language uses figures of
  speech to convey unique images and
  to create some sort of special effect
  or impression.
• A “figure of speech” is an intentional
  deviation from the ordinary usage of
  language.
    Examples of Figurative
         Language I
•   Imagery
•   Similes
•   Metaphors
•   Personification
•   Hyperboles
             Image
• An image is a word or group of words
  that refers to anything that can be
  perceived through your five senses.
Example: sight, hearing, touch, taste,
  or smell
            Imagery
• A noun used to refer to a set of
  related images in a poem or work of
  literature or the total images in that
  wok of literature.
                Simile
• A type of comparison that uses words such
  as like, as resembles, or than.
• Similes are easy to spot
Examples: “The team’s center looked like a
  skyscraper.”
             “My love is like a red , red, rose.”
             “We were as quiet as frightened
              mice.”
            Metaphors
• A metaphor is a type of comparison with
  using like, as, or than.
• A metaphor is a direct comparison
• Instead of say one this is like another, a
  metaphor will say that one this is or was
  another.
Example: “My brother is a prince.”
           “Razorback stadium was a
            slaughterhouse.”
        Personification
• Personification is a type of figurative
  language in which non-human things are
  given human characteristics or qualities.
  Example: “The flowers dance in the wind.”
            “The sun smiled down upon us.”
            “An angry wind slashed its way
              across the island.”
            Hyperbole
• A hyperbole is a form of figurative
  language which uses intentional
  exaggeration or overstating often for
  dramatic or humorous effect.
Example: “I feel a flood of tears coming on.”
          “I needed a pickup truck to carry
           all of my homework.”
     Uses of Figurative
         Language
• Since many examples of figurative
  language are found in poetry . Being
  able to understand their
  interpretations are necessary.
         Review –Figurative
             Language
•    Read the sentences. Write the first letter of the type of figurative
    language used in each sentence.
•   Simile            Metaphor          Hyperbole        Personification
•      _____ 1. The wind whistled through the trees.
•      _____ 2. I am so hungry I could eat a horse.
•      _____ 3. She was as quiet as a mouse.
•      _____ 4. I have told you a million times.
•      _____ 5. His face was an open book.
•      _____ 6. He is as strong as an ox.
•      _____ 7. The stars looked down from the sky.
•      _____ 8. Her smile is a ray of bright sunshine.
•      _____ 9. His bedroom is a pig’s sty.
•      _____10. She was pretty as a picture in her new dress.
•   Fill in the blanks to complete the comparisons.
•   It is as cold as
    _____________________________________________________.
•   She is as smart as a
    ________________________________________________.
•   His backpack was as heavy as a
    ______________________________________.
•   She is as old as
    ____________________________________________________.
•   It was as hot
    as____________________________________________________.
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•   Give the meaning of the metaphor.
•   The animal’s eyes were embers in the dark night.
    ___________________________________________________________________
•   From the mountaintop view people below appeared to be ants.
    ___________________________________________________________________
•   He was a rock throughout the terrible ordeal.
    ___________________________________________________________________
•      Complete the following for each sentence.
•       The tree branches grabbed at him as he ran through the forest.
•   The nonhuman ______________ is given the human characteristic or action of
•        ___________________________________________________________________.
•      The sun chased the clouds away.
•   The nonhuman _____________ is given the human characteristic or action of
•      ____________________________________________________________________.
•   Fill in the blanks to complete the comparisons.
•   It is as cold as
    _____________________________________________________.
•   She is as smart as a
    ________________________________________________.
•   His backpack was as heavy as a
    ______________________________________.
•   She is as old as
    ____________________________________________________.
•   It was as hot
    as____________________________________________________.
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