Figurative language

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Nick M
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The use of similes, metaphors,
personification, and hyperboles. This
language is not literal.
Simile
 She is as sneaky as a cat
 He hit the ball like a bullet from a gun
Onomatopoeia
 Boom
 Crash
 Ding
 screech
“It was like a scorpion at the edge of my mind,
waiting to strike.”
Homeless Bird
Chapter 8
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Figurative language is important because it is
used in so many ways in literacy. One way is
when the writer of a story wants to entertain
people by putting figurative language in a
story. They do this to show noises, or
something inanimate do a human
characteristic. So figurative language is very
important to literacy, and it’s fun.
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