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What is figurative
By: Emily Komorek
Does anyone know what figurative
language is?
Watch this video to help!
Now… What is Figurative Language
Metaphor- A direct comparison between two objects. Example: She had a broken
heart. Why is this a metaphor?
Simile- A comparison between two objects, using LIKE or AS. Example: TJ Oshie is like a
rock. Why is this a smile?
Alliteration- Repetition of the same sound at the begging. Example: Sally sells seashells
by the sea shore. Why is this alliteration? Try saying it fast!
Onamonapia- When a word sounds like the word it describes. Example: What sound
does a cat make? MEOW. Why is this an onamonapia?
Personification – Human qualities that are describing an object or idea. Example: The
puck ran across the ice. How is this personification?
Hyperbole- An exaggeration that is not meant to be taken seriously. Example: I called
you like a million times last night! What is the hyperbole in the sentence?
Song: “Wordplay” by Jason Mraz
“Cause they need a new song like a new religion”
What figurative language is this?
“For the record label puts me on the shelf up in the
What figurative language is this?
“But I don't know which way my brain is goin’”
What figurative language is this?
Song: “Life's a Dance”
John Michael Montgomery
“Trying to find the courage to ask her out
Was like trying to get oil from a waterspout”
What type of figurative language is this?
“Life's a dance you learn as you go”
What type of figurative language is this?
Song: “Bang Bang Bang” Christina Perri
“Bang, Bang, Bang boy
You're going down, down, down boy”
What type of figurative language is this?
“This karma tastes so sweet”
(hint: Can karma really be sweet?)
What type of figurative language is this?
Now that you’ve had definitions, videos, games
and lyric practice… Lets try a practice!
1. Get into a group of 6.
2. Pick one of the 6 figurative languages (metaphor, simile, alliteration,
personification, hyperbole, onamonapia).
3. Now using one of these figurative languages what can your group come up
with to describe the WHOLE group. Also, give the meaning!
Our group is as
clever as a bell.
very clever
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