EDU 290 Figurative Language Powerpoint

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Figurative Language

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Figurative Language :

Figurative Language

Figurative Language :

Word / phrase with no literal meaning Makes stories more interesting There are many different types Figurative Language

Types of Figurative Language :

Simile Metaphor Alliteration Onomatopoeia Personification Idiom Hyperbole Types of Figurative Language

Simile:

Comparison between objects or ideas - “As busy as a bee ” - “ Runs like a cheetah ” Uses like or as - “Sings like an angel” - “As cute as a button” Simile

Which one is a simile? :

(Remember: uses like or as ) “As cool as a cucumber” “The lake is a mirror” “Books are keys to the imagination” “Like fingernails on a chalkboard” Which one is a simile?

Metaphor :

Makes a direct comparison - “ You are my sunshine ” States something is or are something - “He is a night owl” Useful to create a visual image - “The falling snowflakes are dancers” Metaphor

Which one is a metaphor? :

( Remember: uses is or are ) “As tough as nails” “His words are cotton candy” “Laughter is music to the soul” “Like two peas in a pod” Which one is a metaphor?

Alliteration:

Series of words -“Tom tried tasty toffee” Repetition of the same beginning sound/letter -“ G ertrude’s g iraffe g obbled g reen g ooseberries ” Includes tongue-twisters! -“She sells sea shells by the sea shore” Alliteration

Alliteration: Which beginning letter/sound is repeated? :

Wendy wanted warm, wonderful waffles. Sherlock smiled after seeing a clue. The haunted house was frightening. Alliteration: Which beginning letter/sound is repeated?

Onomatopoeia :

Use of a word or words -“Snap, crackle, pop!” -“Cock-a-doodle doo” Describes or imitates a sound -“Whoosh” -“Achoo!” Onomatopoeia

More onomatopoeia examples:

Animal Sounds: -woof, hoot, meow, neigh Human Sounds: - hush, giggle, whisper, eek Other sounds: - bang, clickety-clack, drip, fizz More onomatopoeia examples

Personification :

Human characteristics given to an object/animal - “The lightning danced across the sky . ” - “The wind howled Halloween night . ” Personification

Personification: what are the human characteristics?:

“The book flew off the shelves.” “Our vacuum hummed a happy tune.” “My flowers were begging for water.” Personification: what are the human characteristics?

Idioms:

Word combinations Different meaning from the literal meaning - “That was a piece of cake!” (Real meaning: that was easy) - “I have a frog in my throat” (Real meaning: losing your voice) Idioms

What are the meanings of these idioms? :

“ It cost an arm and a leg . ” - Real meaning: it was expensive “Get cold feet” - Real meaning: become nervous/scared “Hold your horses!” - Real meaning: wait a minute What are the meanings of these idioms?

Hyperbole :

Very dramatic exaggeration - “It’s so hot I could melt!” - “He is older than dirt . ” No one would believe it’s true - “Her smile was a mile wide . ” - “These shoes are killing me!” Hyperbole

Review: Figurative Language:

Word / phrase with no literal meaning Makes stories more interesting Many different types Review: Figurative Language

Review: Figurative Language :

Simile Metaphor Alliteration Onomatopoeia Personification Idiom Hyperbole Review: Figurative Language

Citations :

Warner. ( n.d. ). Figurative language. Retrieved June, 2014, from http://mrswarnerarlington.weebly.com/ figurative-language.html Example articles & resources. ( n.d. ). Retrieved 2014, from http://examples.yourdictionary.com/ Gail, “Slice o Cake” May 3, 2009 via Fickr , Creative Commons Attribution. Yellowcloud , “Snowflake-017” February 6, 2006 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution. Mark Dumont, “Savanna Run” June 30, 2013 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution. Karunakar Rayker , “Shell on the beach” September 19, 2004 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution. Travis Isaacs, “Ear” September 11, 2009 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution. Oregon Department of Transportation, “Lightning_03” July 31, 2014 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution. Chauncey Davis, “Running of the Horses” August 14, 2009 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution. Foeoc Kannilc , “ Jimm Choo Women Shoe Collection” August 30, 2012 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution. Citations

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