Figurative Language - lcisd.org

Figurative Language - lcisd.org

* Figurative Language Writing or speech that is not meant to be taken literally *Idio m An exaggeration that, taken literally, means something other than it does figuratively.

*EX. Its raining cats and dogs. *You are driving me up a wall. *Imag ery Descriptive language used to appeal to the five senses and to create vivid mental pictures.

*EX. The sparkling snowflakes floated silently down from the heavens to rest on everything creating a crisp blanket of glistening white. *Metap hor A comparison between two unlike things in which one

thing becomes another. *EX. She was a lioness protecting her children when the stranger approached their yard. *. *Simi le A comparison

between two things using the words like or as. *EX. Her eyes twinkle like the stars in the heavens. *Onomato poeia

The use of a word whose sound suggests its meaning. *EX. Buzz *Ex. Whoosh *Ex. Splash *EX. The *Personific ation

A special kind of metaphor in which a nonhuman thing or quality is talked about as if it were human. wind whistled through the dancing trees. *EX. Its

*Hyperbole An exaggerated or understatement used for effect. taking forever! *Alliterati on Repeated consonant or vowel sounds at

the beginning of words. *EX. Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.

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