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Figurative language cards
Words that describe sounds are_________
_________create a picture in the reader's mind by directly comparing two unlike objects.
_________are used to compare two things using the words "like" or "as"
________is a figure of speech which is an exaggeration.
________are phrases or cliches' that can't be understood by their ordinary meaning.
________is ausing human characteristics to explain an action.
It's raining cats and dogs
Idiom--This is a phrase that you can't understand by it's literal/ordinary meaning. It's not actually raining cats and dogs, it's just raining really hard.
I tried to call you a million times!
Hyperbole--exaggeration, you didn't really try to call a
The wind wispered in the night.
Personification--wind can't actually whisper, only people whisper. The word whisper is used to describe how the wind was blowing.
Bang! Swoosh. ZIP
Onamatopoeia--these are words that describe sounds.
Her hair was silk.
Metaphore--this paints a picture in your mind that the girl's hair was very smooth (silky).
The teacher's directions were as clear as mud.
Simile--uses "like" or "as" to compare two things (directions and mud)-- both are not clear.