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S: Figurative Language

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FC: Figurative Language By: Laurie Seals

1: Figurative Language - speech or writing that departs from literal meaning in order to achieve a special effect or meaning, speech or writing employing figures of speech.

2: Simile - A figurative language technique where a comparison is made using like or as.

3: Examples | Crazy like a fox comparing using like | Dog is as smelly as a sock Comparing using as

4: Metaphors - A figurative language technique where a comparison is made but does not use like or as.

5: What two things are being compared in each example? | Give me an example that is not in this list.

6: Personification - A figurative language technique in which when human characteristics are given to nonhuman things.

7: What non human thing is being given a human characteristic? What human characteristic is it being given?

8: Alliteration - A poetic technique which repeats the same beginning sound for effect.

9: Can you finish this alliteration poem? Peter Piper.... | What is another alliteration saying that you know?

10: Idiom - An expression that cannot be understood from the exact meaning of the words and must be translated.

11: Can you translate these idioms? | Do you use any idioms with your family or friends?

12: Onomatopoeia - The formation or use of words such as buzz, murmur or boo that imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions they refer to.

13: Can you think of a movie or show that uses lots of Onomatopoeia? | What is your favorite sound word?

14: Hyperbole - An exaggeration is used when we want to impress or stress.

15: Can you name another hyperbole that you have used at home or school?

16: Pun - the humorous use of a word or words, which are formed or sounded alike but have different meanings, “a play on words."

17: How would you explain the different meanings of these puns?

18: Oxymoron - A figure of speech in which two contradictory words or phrases are combined in one expression.

19: Can you give another example of an oxymoron?

20: Photo Citations 1.Wordle and Raining Cats and Dogs http://schools.nashua.edu/middle/lime/Pages/FigurativeLanguage.aspx 2.Similes http://thespacebetween.edublogs.org/2011/02/28/sensational-similes-our-cst-teacher-is-like-a-breath-of-fresh-air/ 3. Metaphors http://americaexplained.wordpress.com/tag/metaphor/ 4. Personification http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/lit_terms/personification.html 5. Alliteration Snail http://alliterationexample.blogspot.com/2010/03/alliteration-pictures.html 6. Alliteration Poem http://magnussonllc.wordpress.com/2009/08/10/pimp-my-presentation-alliterations/ 7. Work Alliteration http://www.kcpremierroofing.com/alliteration-examples-for-kids&page=6

21: 8. Idioms http://teachergabryel.blogspot.com/ 9. Barking up the wrong tree http://mrbarberslanguageartsclassroom.blogspot.com/2008/05/thursday-may-8-2008.html 10. Onomatopoeia http://www.buzzle.com/articles/examples-of-onomatopoeia.html http://poster.4teachers.org/worksheet/view.php?id=151913 11. Hyperbole http://hyperboleexamples.blogspot.com/ 12. Frog Pun http://mhodgkin21.blogspot.com/2010/01/terms-examples.html 13. Pun Cartoons http://www.cartoonstock.com/directory/v/visual_pun.asp 14. Stop Sign Oxymoron http://www.reviewfuse.com/blog/tag/oxymoron-examples/ 15. Shrimp Oxymoron http://www.reviewfuse.com/blog/tag/oxymoron-examples/ 16. Oxymoron's http://www.lawyersconveyancing.com.au/news/048_ethical_agents.asp

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