Figurative Language Figuring it Out Figurative and Literal Language
Figuring it Out
Figurative and Literal Language
words function exactly as defined
The car is blue.
He caught the football.
out what it means
I’ve got your back.
You’re a doll.
^Figures of Speech
Comparison of two things using “like” or “as.”
The metal twisted
Using “like” or “as” doesn’t make a simile.
A comparison must be made.
Not a Simile:
Two things are compared
” or “
All the world
She has a stone heart.
Giving human traits to objects or ideas.
The sunlight danced.
Water on the lake shivers.
The streets are calling me.
Exaggerating to show strong feeling or effect.
I will love you forever.
My house is a million miles from here.
She’d kill me.
Expression with less strength than expected.
The opposite of hyperbole.
I’ll be there in one second.
This won’t hurt a bit.
On a separate sheet of paper…
I will put an example of figurative language on the board.
will write whether it is an
use your notes.
He drew a line as straight as an arrow.
Knowledge is a kingdom and all who learn are kings and queens.
Can I see you for a second?
The sun was beating down on me.
A flag wags like a fishhook there in the sky.
I'd rather take baths with a man-eating shark, or wrestle a lion alone in the dark,
eat spinach and liver
, pet ten porcupines, than tackle the homework, my teacher assigns.
Ravenous and savage
from its long polar journey
, the North Wind is searching for food—
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Can I have one of your chips?
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear
in the tide. Leaving behind nights of terror and fear I rise
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