Figurative Language - Meet Mrs. Lefeld

Figurative Language Is a tool that an author uses to help the reader visualize (or see) what is happening in a story Idiom-Idioms are sayings that have hidden meanings that dont mean exactly what is stated You better hold your tongue when your parents are scolding you. The students in room 302 are going bananas.

Can you think of idioms on your own that you have heard before.... Simile-compare something using the words like or as The groomsmen were dressed like penguins. Hes as slow as a snail. She was as sly as a fox when she snuck in her brothers room.

Lets Practice Similes 1. The cat was as _____________ as a ________________ 2. My dad was as ______________ as a ________________ 3. The mattress was like a ______________ 4. My car is like a _____________________ Metaphor-show how two things are not alike in most ways and are similar in one important way. Metaphors are a way to describe

something. The A that she received on her test was icing on the cake. She is a bear in the morning when she doesnt have her coffee. Lets practice Metaphors I work so hard all day that when I get home I become a couch potato at night. My car is a dinosaur, it is time to get a new one. 1. Kay has great taste in furniture, Im sure her home is beautiful.

The metaphor great taste means: a. Kay works in a furniture store b. Kay eats furniture c. Kay knows how to pick out great furniture 2. Jay drives too fast and is a road hog. The metaphor road hog means a. road. Jay drives all over the

b. car. Jay eats too much in his c. Jay likes to drive. 3. Joe is a giant in his class, towering a foot over his classmates. The metaphor giant means a.

Joe is short b. Joe is from a fairy tale c. Joe is tall Read each sentence, and then decide whether the sentence is an example of a

metaphor or simile. 1. You were as brave as a lion. __________________ 2. He is as strong as an ox. __________________ 3. You are my sunshine. __________________ 4. Dont just sit there like a bump on a log. __________________ 5. He is the apple of my eye. __________________ 6. She is a rollercoaster of emotions during the holidays. __________________ 7. She has such a bubbly personality while at work. __________________ 8. John is a real pig when he eats. __________________ Personification-Giving human qualities to inanimate objects (non-human objects)

The book screamed out to me to buy it! I can never find anything in my locker because it seems to eat all my books and homework. The moon was smiling down on us while we were in bed. Identify the examples of personification in the paragraph below. Then you will sketch a picture of what the scene looks like. As I walked along the road, the rain kissed my cheeks as it fell. When it

stopped, I could hear the wind as it sang its mournful song through the falling leaves. A passing car engine coughed and sputtered as it passed by me. Suspended out the window, a video camera observed the entire scene. Hyperbole-Is an extreme exaggeration used to make a point. It was so hot that my face melted. Barney got a million strikes today

while bowling. I'm so hungry I could eat a horse. Hyperbole Practice Read each statement and record the meaning of each hyperbole . 1. I could sleep for a year. __________________________ 2. This box weighs a ton. __________________________ 3. I've told you a million times not to exaggerate. __________________________

4. Your mother is so small she does chin-ups on the curb. _______________________ Proverbs/Adage-Proverbs &Adages are popular sayings which contain advice or state a generally accepted truth. Dont count your chickens before theyve hatched. Where theres a will, theres a way Look before you leap.

Proverbs/Adages Complete each proverb/adage in the first column by choosing the correct ending in the 2nd column. Then write a brief description of what the Proverb/Adage means. 1. All that glitters is not _________ words 2. Better be safe than _________ 3. The best of friends must _________ 4. All work and no

_________ play sorry gold part 5. Actions speak louder than ________

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