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Figurative Language

The cow jumped over the moon FUN FOR ME com FIGURATİVE LANGUAGE Help! Help! There is a frog in my throat! You are bewildered to hear this and stare open mouthed. Relax, a frog is actually not residing in my throat, but I am using figurative language to express how badly my throat hurts. Figurative language is a form of the English language, which writers use to express an idea or a thought, dramatically and drastically. Figurative language is a Few words put together; which when translated literally would make no sense. When your friend says "Stop bugging me," your friend does not mean that you are a bug but means, "Stop pestering me." It's raining cats and dogs does not imply that cats and dogs are falling out of the sky; but means it's raining heavily. Figurative language is fun to hear, easy to say. eye catching, fascinating and тemorable thus entrapping all of your senses. Figurative language lets your imagination run wild. There are several types of figurative language: SIMILE A Simile is used to compare two things with the words "as" and "like." Ex: Like a cat on a hot tin roof- You are wondering is the person jumping up and down furiously or is the poor cat stuck on the hot roof. ΜΕΤΑΡΗΟR A METAPHOR pencils in a stronger visual image and makes a direct comparison. Ex: You are what you eat- It is being stated rudely, that if you eat only Cheese Burgers and French Fries, you will become fat and not gain the proteins your body needs. PERSONIFICATION A PERSONIFICATION is when animals and non-living objects are expressed as having human characteristics. Ex: The cow jumped over the m0on- This creates a fun image. Peas, mangoes, plums and peas are doing the tan go- another creative and amusing image of inanimate objects dancing like people. ALLITERATION ALLITERATION is when sounds and letters are repeated to create a mesmerising effect. Ex: Garry's giraffe gobbled goose berries greedily, getting good at grabbing goodies- Gggg effects are not only funny to speak but enchanting to hear. Coca Cola- one of your favorite drinks and always easy to recall. See how your mouth repeatedly makes an 0 and then an Aa. ONOMATOPOEIA ONOMATOPOEIA is when a word is used to describe the sound created by an object. Ex: Water plops into a pond or Chug, puff, ding dong or The train rumbles over the tracks HYPERBOLE HYPERBOLE is an overly dramatised exaggeration that immediately tells the readers it is a tall tale. Ex: It was so cold that polar bears were wearing jackets- We know polar bears love freezing temperatures and would never wear jackets. But you feel that it must be frigid and frosty. I love you till Africa and China meet- Can two countries poles apart actually travel and join? IDIOM An IDIOM is saying something with an underlying meaning. Ex: When we say someone is all bark and no bite- It means that the person just comments and performs no actual action. CLICHES CLICHES are speeches that have been repeated countless times and seem to have lost their flavour and become stale. Ex: Cat got your tongue or A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Figurative language adds a splash of colour to your otherwise boring writing. It makes language Ppop out. When I say, "there were a million people standing in line at McDonald's today," you know it's a fib; but still you laugh. Figurative language is like adding bright coloured fondant and rich sugary icing to a lackluster vanilla cake. Figurative language engages the reader and creates various emotions like laughter or a groan. They are used in ghost or hilarious or serious stories, poems, attractive advertisements on televisions and billboards, and in our every day speech. FUN FOR ME! MOCOMI Visit us at for more cool stuff! .com Copyright©2014 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt.Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Figurative Language

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Figurative Language is a form of the English Language, which writers use to express an idea or a thought, dramatically and drastically. Read more about the types of Figurative Language here.


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