Here, students will review whatever they have learned regarding figurative language from previous grades.
1. Figures of Speech Make your writing colorful
2. Figures of Speech Figures of speech are words or phrases that depart from straightforward literal language. Figures of speech are often used and crafted for emphasis, freshness, expression, or
3. Types of Figures of Speech Simile Metaphor Alliteration Onomatopoeia Hyperbole Personification Idiom Oxymoron Palindrome
4. SIMILE A simile is the comparison of two lik a Unlike things using e ors . He eats like a pig. You are as pretty as a picture.
5. METAPHOR A metaphor is the comparison of two unlike things or expressions, sometimes using the verb “to be,” and not using like or as (as in a “To be” (am, is, are, was, were)
6. METAPHOR He is a pig. “You are a tulip.” From “A Meditation for his Mistress” ~Robert Herrick
7. ALLITERATION Alliteration is the repetition of initial consonant sounds of neighboring words. Sally sells seashells by the seashore.
8. ALLITERATION “She left the Heaven of Heroes and came down To make a man to meet the mortal need, A man to match the mountains and the sea, The friendly welcome of the wayside well.” From “Lincoln, the Man of the People” ~Edwin Markham
9. ONOMATOPOEIA (on-uh-mat-uh-pee-uh) An onomatopoeia is a word that imitates the sou it represents. nd The chiming of the bells… The boom of the explosion…
10. ONOMATOPOEIA “Tinkling sleigh bells Clanging fire bells Mellow chiming wedding bells Tolling, moaning, and groaning funeral bells” From “The Bells” ~Edgar Allan Poe
11. HYPERBOLE A hyperbole is an exaggera or an overstate .tion ment = His feet are as big as boats! I nearly died laughing!
12. HYPERBOLE “Here once the embattled farmers stood the shot heard round the And firedworld .” From “The Concord Hymn” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
13. PERSONIFICATION Giving human qualities to things that are not human The moon looked down at me.
14. IDIOM A saying that means something different than what it says It’s raining cats and dogs.
15. OXYMORON Words that are opposites used side by side Jumbo shrimp Hot chili
16. PALINDROME Words that are the same spelled front wards and backwards Stanley Yelnats Racecar Evil Olive
18. TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE! He clattered and clanged as he washed the dishes. (A) Simile (B) Onomatopoeia (C) Hyperbole
19. TEST YOUR Life is a beach! (A)Metaphor (C) Simile
20. TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE! “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.” ~Mother Goose (A) Onomatopoeia (B) Hyperbole (C) Alliteration
21. TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE! The river falls under us like a trap door. (A) Onomatopoeia (B) Simile (C) Metaphor
22. TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE! I’m so hungry I could eat a horse! (A) Hyperbole (B) Metaphor (C) Onomatopoeia
23. TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE! “Don’t delay dawn’s disarming display. Dusk demands daylight.” From “Dewdrops Dancing Down Daises” ~Paul Mc Cann (A) Onomatopoeia (B) Alliteration (C) Hyperbole
24. TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE! I’ve heard that joke a billion times, but it still cracks me up! (A) Simile (B) Metaphor (C) Hyperbole
25. TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE! The glass vase is as fragile as a child’s sandcastle. (A) Metaphor (B) Alliteration (C) Simile
26. TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE! The buzzing bee startled me! (A) Hypberbole (B) Onomatopoeia (C) Metaphor
27. TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE! She looked at him with fire in her eyes. (A) Alliteration (B) Simile (C) Metaphor
28. TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE The sun draped its arms around my shoulders A) Personification B) Oxymoron C) Palindrome
29. TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE You look like a million A) Personification B) Idiom C) Oxymoron
30. TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE You looked pretty ugly in that dress. A) Onomatopoeia B) Oxymoron C) Alliteration
31. TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE The boy shouted, “Madam, I’m Adam!” A) Personification B) Oxymoron C) Palindrome