Figurative Language Flipbook

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Figurative Language Flipbook
SIMILE
A comparison between two unlike things using
like or as to show a shared quality or trait.
Ex. The cotton was as soft as a cloud.
Your Example:
METAPHOR
A direct comparison of two things without using
like or as.
Ex. She is ice.
Ex. He is a lion on the football field.
Your Example:
PERSONIFICATION
Giving human qualities to an animal, object, or
idea.
Ex. The leaves danced on the trees.
Ex. The wind whispered in my ear.
Your Example:
ALLITERATION
The repetition of initial (beginning) consonant
sounds. It provides emphasis.
Ex. The day of his death was a dark, cold day.
Ex. Peter Piper picked a pepper…
Your Example:
Allusion
A reference to a famous person, work, event,
idea or text to help readers understand
meaning.
Ex: When my best friend and I go to the
midnight showings of Twilight, we act like
teenage girls at a Justin Bieber concert!
Oxymoron
Combines 2 normally contradictory terms.
Ex: Deafening silence
Icy Hot
Jumbo shrimp
Act naturally
Terribly pleased
ONOMATOPOEIA
Words that sound like what they mean.
Ex. bang, boom, sizzle, crash, ring, beep, honk,
buzz, oink, swish
Your Example:
THEME
• The central message or life lesson in a work of
fiction.
• Example: The theme in “The Three Little Pigs”
is to do something right the first time and be
prepared.
• My example”
SYMBOLISM
• An object that represents an idea or emotion.
• Example: wedding ring = commitment/love
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MOOD
• The reader’s emotional response to a text;
mood is created through the reader’s word
choice.
• My example: The mood of Charlotte’s Web in
the scene where Charlotte dies is
heartbreaking.
• My example
TONE
• The author’s or speaker’s attitude towards the
subject he is writing about; identified through
his word choice.
• Example: The tone of Earrings is one of
frustration.
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DICTION
• The word choice used by an author to create a
specific meaning and for a specific audience.
• Example: “I want them. I need them. I love
them. Beautiful earrings. Glorious earrings.”
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HYPERBOLE (8th grade)
An overstatement or exaggeration without the
intention of lying.
Ex. You could knock me over with a feather!
Ex. I’m so hungry I could eat a horse!
Your Example:
CONSONANCE (8th grade)
The repetition of two or more consonants at the
end of a word or in the middle of words.
Ex. …as in guys she gently sways at ease
Ex. I think in a blink I will wink and it will cause
a stink.
ASSONANCE (8th grade)
The repetition of vowel sounds to create
internal rhyming.
Ex. Hear the mellow wedding bells.
Ex. The crumbling thunder of seas.
Your Example:

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