Figurative Language Flip Book •Use 4 pieces of paper •Fold each so that there is about ½ inch overlapping as you add to the stack. Title: ____________________ ‘s Figurative Language Flip Book *on top flap Simile Metaphor Personification Analogy Onomatopoeia Idiom Hyperbole On each flap: •Definition •Three (3) example sentences •Three (3) illustrations SIMILE A simile is a sentence comparing two things by the use of like or as. 1. The pale moon was as white as a ghost. 2. The baby was like an octopus, grabbing at all the cans on the grocery store shelves. 3. The wave tossed me like a drop of dew over the deck of the boat. 4. Surfing is like riding the back of a gigantic, charging bull. Just staying on is a thrill. 5. Playing chess with Ashley is like trying to outsmart a computer. 6. Her blonde curls felt as soft as a kitten’s fur. METAPHOR A metaphor is a sentence in which you are comparing two things without using like or as. 1. The marshmallow is a big puffy pillow. 2. The giant’s steps were thunder as he ran toward Jack. 3. The ship became a mere toy to the elements of the rough ocean. 4. Everywhere I looked I saw mountains of rare goods piled high. 5. My legs were anchors after running the two mile race. PERSONIFICATION This is giving human qualities or powers to an animal, object, a natural force, or an idea. 1. The butterflies spent the afternoon frolicking in the field. 2. The tree showed bravery by withstanding the wind storm. 3. The tall grass energetically waved in the wind. 4. The microwave timer told me it was time to eat my TV dinner. 5. The camera lens observed the whole crime scene. 6. The car engine coughed and sputtered as it made its way down the drive. ANALOGY A comparison of two things or ideas that illustrates a relationship between the two. 1. Learning to walk after my accident was like learning to ride a bike for the first time. 2. Everyone being able to share ideas during the classroom discussion was like making a tossed salad. 3. Though I was in fact climbing into the air, I felt as though I were swimming against a rising river tide because the wind and rain was so strong. 4. The booming voice that came over the intercom was like an emergency warning being shouted from the tallest tower in the town’s square, one that made everyone stop an listen. ONOMATOPOEIA This is a sound word used in as a sentence or within a sentence. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Listen to the fire crackle in the dark. Don't forget to flush the toilet. Dave whooshed down the hill on his skis. The bee buzzed over my head. The angry cat hissed at me to stop tormenting her. IDIOM An idiom means something different than what the words actually imply. 1. She sure let the cat out of the bag about the surprise party! 2. Your brother is just trying to get your goat by teasing you. 3. I’ve never been water skiing but it is time to take the bull by the horns. 4. Sometimes my mother can be as stubborn as a mule when it comes to letting me hang out with my friends. 5. Make sure and have all your ducks in a row before you leave for the weekend. 6. My bratty little sister sure knows how to drive me up the wall. HYPERBOLE A figure of speech which shows extreme exaggeration. 1. I’m so hungry I could eat a horse! 2. With all of this homework, my backpack weighs a ton. 3. That joke was so funny I nearly died laughing! 4. She told us some earth-shattering news that she learned from a friend. 5. It seems that each and every time I go to the grocery store they are always out of fresh grapes. 6. I would never watch a scary movie! Not in a million years! .