An introductory lesson on figurative language and where it is used. When you describe something by comparing it to something else, this is figurative language.
Go Figure! Figurative Language
The opposite of literal language is figurative language. Figurative language is language that means more than what it says on the ™ It usually gives us a feeling about its subject. "= Authors and poets use figurative language almost as frequently as literal language. When you read, you must be conscious of the difference. Otherwise, a text may make no sense at all.
“I’ve eaten so much | feel as if | could literally burst!” = In this case, the person is not using the word literally in its true meaning. Literal means "exact! or "not exaggerated." By pretending that the statement is not exaggerated, the person stresses how much he has eaten. Literal language is language that means exactly what is said. Most of the time, we use literal language.
Whenever you describe something by comparing it with something else, you are using figurative language.
6. Repeated consonant sounds occurring at the beginning of words or within words. Example: She was wide-eyed and wondering while she waited for Walter to waken. ee
" A dialect is a form of language that is poken in a certain place or by a certain group of people. Diale may differ in pronunciation, vocabulary, and gramma
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A flashback is an interruption of the action to present a scene that took place at an earlier time. Example: “As soon as | saw the trophy my mind was transported back to and had just won that award for...”
Foreshadowing is when an author provides clues or hints that suggest future Example: “Charlotte took the dirk that Zachariah gave her and put it under her mattress. She hoped she wouldn’t need to think of it again, but alas, that would not be the case.
11. ™ An exaggerated statement used to heighten effect. It is not used to mislead the reader, but to emphasize a point. Example: She’s said so on several million occasions.
12. ™ Language that appeals to the senses. Descriptions of people or objects stated in terms of our senses. ¢ Sight ¢ Hearing ¢ Touch ° Taste ¢ Smell
13. A figure of speech which involves an implied comparison between two relatively unlike things using a form of be. The comparison is not announced by like or Example: The road was a ribbon wrapped through the dessert.
The use of words that mimic Example: The firecracker made a loud ka-boom!
15. A figure of speech which gives the qualities of a person to an animal, an object, or an idea. Example: “The wind yells while blowing." The wind cannot yell. Only a living thing can
16. A figure of speech which involves a direct comparison between two unlike things, usually with the words like or as. Example: The muscles on his brawny arms are strong as iron bands.
17. " A symbol or symbolism is a person, place, object or an action that stands for something beyond itself. te | I |
An idiom or idiomatic expression refers to a construction or expression in one language that cannot be matched or directly translated word-for-word in another language. Example: "She has a bee in her bonnet," meaning "she is obsessed," cannot be literally translated into another language word for word.
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