Now Showing: : Now Showing: Figurative Language Practice Directions: : Directions: Each slide will have an example of one of the following:
Before we begin, let’s review each term… Simile : Simile A SIMILE uses the words like or as to make a comparison.
The girl ran like the wind.
My brother is as hungry as a hippo. Metaphor : Metaphor A METAPHOR makes comparisons by saying an item or idea IS or WAS something else. It makes a comparison, but doe NOT use like or as. Often, similes could be metaphors if you remove the words like or as.
My truck is a workhorse.
The paper was an evil witch casting a spell on me. Idiom : Idiom An idiom is a phrase or group of words that have a meaning OTHER than the literal translation of
the words. They are sayings that have meaning which are familiar to a group of people, but don’t LITEARLLY mean what the words say.
-A fish out of water -In a nutshell
-Hanging by a thread -Caught my eye
-Kicked the bucket -Stick out your neck Hyperbole : Hyperbole A hyperbole is an intentional exaggeration used to make a point or sound impressive.
- I nearly died laughing.
- I went over it a thousand times.
- I’m so hungry I could eat a horse.
- I ate a ton at the buffet.
- She is a million years old.
- They are light years ahead of us. Personification : Personification Personification is a figure of speech in which an inanimate object or idea is given human qualities or abilities.
- My computer hates me.
- The camera loves me.
- The TV sprang to life.
- The garden was crying for my attention.
- The lightening lashed out with anger.
- Trees dance in the springtime sun. Alliteration : Alliteration Alliteration is the repetition of the
beginning consonant sounds in words.
- Chunky chickens like chewing chocolate.
- Careful kittens cuddle on the couch.
- Harry helps heavy hearts get happy.
- Thinking Theo thought how to get through the
thick thicket. Onomatopoeia : Onomatopoeia Onomatopoeia is a word that imitates the sound it represents.
Examples: swish, swoop, honk, squeak, mumble, hush, bam, boo, moo, tweak, twitter, buzz, clang, crash, pop Now let’s practice… : Now let’s practice… Directions: You have on your desk a card with each type of figurative language device we have learned about. When a sentence is shown, hold up the card that you think best describes the figurative language device being used. Slide 11: -The note unlocked the truth.
-Susie sells sundaes in summer.
-The book made a thud as it hit the floor.
-Dad’s mind was as clear as mud.
-The clouds looked like cotton candy.
Answer: simile Slide 12: -Stars wink in the night sky.
-These kids are louder than the clap of thunder.
-My teacher is so old, she gets a senior discount at the nursing home.
-That kid is a lightening bolt on the field.
Answer: Metaphor Slide 13: -Ducks dive in December.
-My aunt is as nutty as a fruitcake.
-Words are bullets that should be used sparingly and aimed carefully.
-I heard buzzing as the phone lines crossed.
Answer: onomatopoeia Slide 14: -It’s raining cats and dogs outside.
-Zebras zip through zoo zones.
-The old wooden floor shrieked as I stepped onto the porch.
The walls were talking as I toured the plantation home and slaves quarters.
-I don’t have a dog in that race.