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Figurative Language

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Figurative Language - 2

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QbV81Ilq0I - Figurative language - Youtube

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvpLdM-3mTc - Figurative Language - Disney Mash Up

 

 

 

Whenever you describe something by comparing it with something else, you are using figurative language.


Simile

A simile uses the words “like” or “as” to compare one object or idea with another to suggest they are alike.
Example: busy as a bee


Metaphor

The metaphor states a fact or draws a verbal picture by the use of comparison. A simile would say you are like something; a metaphor is more positive - it says you are something.
Example: You are what you eat.


Personification

A figure of speech in which human characteristics are given to an animal or an object.
Example: My teddy bear gave me a hug.  The pencil danced across the page.


Alliteration

The repetition of the same initial letter, sound, or group of sounds in a series of words. Alliteration includes tongue twisters.
Example: She sells seashells by the seashore.


Onomatopoeia

The use of a word to describe or imitate a natural sound or the sound made by an object or an action.
Example: snap crackle pop


Hyperbole

An exaggeration that is so dramatic that no one would believe the statement is true. Tall tales are hyperboles.
Example: He was so hungry, he ate that whole cornfield for lunch, stalks and all.


Idioms

According to Webster's Dictionary, an idiom is defined as: peculiar to itself either grammatically (as no, it wasn't me) or in having a meaning that cannot be derived from the conjoined meanings of its elements.
Example: Don't let the cat out of the bag.

 

http://www.idiomsite.com/ - Examples

 


Clichés

A cliché is an expression that has been used so often that it has become trite and sometimes boring.
Example: Many hands make light work. Show me the money!

 

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson79/figresource.pdf - Definitions

 

Some Types of Figurative Language

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson79/figresource.pdf

 

Alliteration: Repeated consonant sounds at the beginning of several words in a phrase (Robbie saw rabbits resting by roses.)

 

Hyperbole: An exaggeration (That building can touch the clouds.) Idiom: An expression that cannot be understood from the individual meanings of its elements, as in kick the bucket or under the weather.

 

Irony: The opposite of what is meant. Metaphor: A comparison of two unlike things that suggests a similarity between the two items. (Love is a rose.)

 

Onomatopoeia: Words that sound like what they are. (POP! BAM! Slosh)

 

Personification: Making an inanimate object or animal act like a person

 

Puns: A word or words, which are formed or sounded alike, but have different meaning; to have more than one possible meaning. (Using that pencil is pointless.)

 

Simile: A comparison using "like" or "as" (She sings like an angel.)

 

 

 

Figurative Language Song - School Tube

 http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Video+Figurative+Language&FORM=VIRE7#view=detail&mid=CF31BA757B46501157B7CF31BA757B46501157B7

 

http://www.kidskonnect.com/component/content/article/20-language-arts/343-figurative-language.html - Figurative Language Definitions & Examples

 

http://www.missspott.com/figurativelanguage.html - Figurative Language Info

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p50_yNQLj5c - Figurative Language Video

 

https://www.internet4classrooms.com/grade_level_help/literature_literary_devices_language_arts_fifth_5th_grade.htm - Interactive Sites for Figurative Language

 

http://www.sturgeon.k12.mo.us/elementary/numphrey/subjectpages/languagearts/figuresofspeech.html - Figurative Language

 

http://www.ereadingworksheets.com/figurative-language-worksheets/figurative-language-interactive-quiz.htm - Figurative Language - 10 Question Quiz

 

http://www.spellingcity.com/figurative-language.html - Figurative Language WS

 

 

 

 

http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/1254?locale=en - Figurative Language - E Themes

 

http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/623 - Figurative Language

 

http://www.k12reader.com/boost-reading-comprehension-with-literary-devices/ - Literary Devices

 

http://www.internet4classrooms.com/grade_level_help/literature_literary_devices_language_arts_fifth_5th_grade.htm - Literary Device Resources

 

 

 http://www.newton.k12.ks.us/tech/fling3.html - Fling the Teacher

 

http://www.starrmatica.com/standalone/starrMaticaFigurativeLanguageBaseball.swf - Figurative Language Baseball

 

 

 http://www.lovetolearnplace.com/Curriculum/Literary/Literary%20Special%20Effects.html - Literary Fun - Figurative Language

 

 

http://www.brainpop.com/english/writing/similesandmetaphors/preview.weml - Brain Pop

 

 

 

 

IDIOMS

 

http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/interactives/literacy/wordclasses/idioms.asp - Idioms

 

http://mrnussbaum.com/idioms-for-kids/ - Mr. Nussbaum - Interactive Idioms

 

http://www.kaumualii.k12.hi.us/Support/Library/idioms/idioms.swf - Idiom Quiz

 

http://www.idiomsbykids.com/taylor/mrtaylor/stories/meaningspicturessentencelistnottableform.html - Idiom Stories with Activities

 

http://www.vocabulary.co.il/idioms/ - Idiom Games

 

http://www.cccoe.net/social/SAIdiomintro.htm - Idiom Activities

 

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/idioms/ - EYE on IDIOMS - Interactive

 

http://www.quia.com/jg/66234.html - Idiom Games

 

http://www.lexington1.net/technology/instruct/lessons/elementary/heart/heartidioms.pdf - Heart Idioms

 

http://www.idiomconnection.com/heart.html - Idioms about the Heart

 

http://www.idiomsbykids.com/taylor/mrtaylor/stories/valentines/valentines.html - Heart Idiom Story

 

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/idioms/index.html - Eye on Idioms

 

 

 

 

 

Simile 

 

 http://www.myteacherpages.com/webpages/sgoldstein1/similesmetaphors.cfm - Similes & Metaphors

 

http://library.thinkquest.org/J0112392/simile.html - Simile - Examples & Practice

 

 

 

 

PERSONIFICATION

Personification is a figure of speech where human qualities are given to animals, objects or ideas. It is the opposite of a metaphor but is very similar. In the arts, personification means representing a non-human thing as if it were human.

 

http://kellie-hayden.suite101.com/personification-lesson-a51004 - Personification - Examples

http://examples.yourdictionary.com/examples-of-personification.html - Personification Examples

http://examples.yourdictionary.com/examples-of-personification-for-kids.html - Personification Examples for Kids

http://www.ereadingworksheets.com/figurative-language/figurative-language-examples/personification-examples/ - Personification Examples

 

http://reviewgamezone.com/games/supershooter/index.php?1635 - Super Shooter Personification Review Game

https://www.quia.com/pop/280862.html - Quia - Simile, Metaphor, Personification

https://www.quia.com/rr/293254.html - Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Hyberbole Rags to Riches

http://examples.yourdictionary.com/examples-of-personification-for-kids.html - Personification for Kids

 

 

 

Ononmatopoeia 

 

 http://www.berghuis.co.nz/abiator/rdg/onomatopoeiahelp.html - ononmatopoeia

 

 

 

 

Hyperbole

 

http://volweb.utk.edu/Schools/bedford/harrisms/hyperbole.htm - Hyperbole

 

 

Alliteration 

 

 http://volweb.utk.edu/Schools/bedford/harrisms/1allitera.htm - 26 Examples of Alliteration

 

Sound Alike Words

 

http://www.sadlier-oxford.com/phonics/3_4/alpine/alpine.htm - Alpine Ski Lodge - Game

 

 

 

Identify similes, metaphors, personification, and hyperbole in context

 

Links verified on 3/28/2012 - Internet4Classrooms.com

 

  1. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsA Fun Way to Teach Similes - a lesson idea from Bruce Lansky A lesson plan can be found at this site
  2. All About Alliteration - (3rd-5th) Responding to Literature Through a Poetry Link - a lesson plan from Read.Write.Think A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. Circus Builder - Gather up acts for a three-ring circus by finding matching vowel sounds. Select the word that has the same vowel sound as the given word. (rhyming words) This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Do you know your similes? - drag the nouns to complete a Simile (Refresh the page to get a new set.)
  5. Examples of Alliteration - sound files from movies and political speeches This resource includes voice instructions for students
  6. Figurative Language Baseball - Batter Up! pick the correct figurative term. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. Figurative Language Quiz - alliteration, similes and metaphors, personification, connotation and imagery This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  8. Idioms - an interactive activity requiring students to type and then print their work This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data This link includes something for the teacher to print
  9. Idiom - choose a theme and a game option This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  10. Literary Devices Quizzes - similes, metaphors, personification, slang/dialect and allusions - Matching | Concentration | Flashcards This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  11. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsMetaphor Lists - a selection of metaphors by category, complete with sample usage and interpretation7
  12. Metaphor Battleship Quiz - Quia quiz using the Battleship game format This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  13. Metaphor Quiz - a five-question quiz at Quia This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  14. Metaphor Quiz - a ten-question quiz at Quia This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  15. Metaphor Quiz to print This link includes something for the teacher to print
  16. Metaphor Quiz - drag words to complete the metaphor (you have one minute to finish) This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  17. Metaphors - worksheet This link includes something for the teacher to print
  18. Personifications, Alliterations, Onomatopoeias, Similes, Metaphors, Hyperboles, Oxymorons, Puns - a matching or flash card review game at Quia. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  19. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsPoetic Devices - a classroom sign about the forms of poetic devices An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf formatThis link includes something for the teacher to print
  20. Poetry Terms - Match the terms with the examples recognizing the sounds of language
  21. Poetry Writing Practice - worksheet on forms of language An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf formatThis link includes something for the teacher to print
  22. Rags to Riches - Analogies, Alliteration, Onomatopoeia, & Simile - a two person quiz game at Quia. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  23. Simile, Metaphor, Alliteration, Euphemism, Onomatopoeia - six word play quizzes, each has five examples to categorize Quiz 1 | Quiz 2 | Quiz 3 | Quiz 4 | Quiz 5 | Quiz 6
  24. Simile lesson with a printable quiz This link includes something for the teacher to print
  25. Similes and Metaphors - Identify the comparison in each sentence as a simile or a metaphor [ignore the email address blank]. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  26. Twenty Six examples of Alliteration - one per letter of the alphabet A lesson plan can be found at this site
  27. Welcome to Alpine Ski Lodge - For each given word, you will be given a list of three words and asked to select the one with the same vowel sound as the letter pair (in red) in the given word. (rhyming words) This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  28. Wartime Poetry: Working With Similes - analyzes a photograph and brainstorms words to describe the characters' senses and feelings A lesson plan can be found at this site
  29. Wizards and Pigs: Episode I Poetry Pickle - students identify rhyme, rhythm, and alliteration This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data This resource includes voice instructions for students

 

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsU66UfDzrA - Katy Perry's Firework Song - ID examples of Figurative Language 

 

 http://www.schooltube.com/video/25f94ead46f194e665a4/ - School Tube - Figurative Language

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kDNCdb3vSE - Figurative Language RAP

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tapwmGtZk4E - Figurative Language in Song Lyrics

 

 

Symbolism 

 

 http://www.kimskorner4teachertalk.com/readingliterature/literary_elements_devices/symbolism.htm - Symbolism

 

Oxymoron -a figure of speech that contains 2 normally contradictary terms (fine mess, almost always, found missing)

 

What does the lumberjack do with a tree after he cuts it down? He cuts it up! This is an oxymoron. Oxymorons are contradiction of terms.  Using terms like “crash landing” or “jumbo shrimp” can make learning oxymorons fun and interesting. Put opposite items together to form common everyday terms.

 

Examples: Jumbo Shrimp, Paid Volunteer, Alone Together, Pretty Ugly

 

 http://www.funenglishgames.com/funstuff/oxymorons.html - Oxymoron List

 

http://www.vocabulary.co.il/word-play/match-and-make-oxymorons/ - Oxymoron Game

 

http://www.fun-with-words.com/oxymora.html - Oxymorons

 

http://www.vocabulary.co.il/word-play/match-and-make-oxymorons/ - Oxymoron Match

 

http://www.k12reader.com/figurative-language/oxymoron_match.pdf - Oxymoron Match Worksheet

 

http://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/oxymoron/unreal-meaning-oxymorons/11641 - Oxymoron Match

 

 

 

Toll Free

Positively Negative

Nothing Much

Bad Luck

Still Moving

Jumbo Shrimp

Dull Roar

Alone in a Crowd

Single Pair,

Restless Sleep

Good Grief

Never Again

Awfully Nice 

Sound of Silence

Old News

Sweet Pickle

Ill Fortune

Front End

Daily Special

Running Idle

 

 

Onomatopoeia - Sound Words 

 

Words commonly used for describing sounds

 

 

Games 

 

https://web.archive.org/web/20140617162422/http://eclassroom.110mb.com/3rd%209%20weeks%20web/Figlang1.swf - Grade or No Grade - Figurative Language

 

http://www.classtools.net/mob/quiz_4/FaicS.htm - Choose Your Figurative Language Game

 

http://reviewgamezone.com/games/supershooter/index.php?871&title=Figurative%20Language - Basketball Review Game - Figurative Language

 

http://reviewgamezone.com/games/superhitter/index.php?1634&title=Figurative+Language - Baseball

 

http://reviewgamezone.com/games/supershooter/index.php?871&title=Figurative%20Language - Basketball

 

 

http://www.newton.k12.ks.us/tech/fling3.html - Fling the Teacher

 

http://www.quia.com/hm/80390.html - Hangman - Figures of Speech

 

http://www.earobics.com/gamegoo/games/wiznpigs/wiznpigs.html - Poetry Pickle Game - Figurative Language

 

http://www.superteachertools.com/jeopardy/usergames/Jan201003/game1263871251.php - Jeopardy

 

http://www.starrmatica.com/standalone/starrMaticaFigurativeLanguageBaseball.swf - Figurative Language Baseball

 

 

 

 

http://www.quia.com/rr/303670.html - Rags to Riches - Alliteration, Simile, etc 

 

 http://www.quia.com/jg/611264.html - Figurative Language - Flash Card Review

 

 http://www.quia.com/quiz/449371.html - Figurative Language Quiz

 

 

 

http://www.internet4classrooms.com/skill_builders/figurative_language_language_arts_eighth_8th_grade.htm - 8th Grade - Figurative Language

 

http://www.internet4classrooms.com/grade_level_help/literature_figurative_language_language_arts_seventh_7th_grade.htm - 7th Grade - Figurative Language

 

http://www.internet4classrooms.com/grade_level_help/literature_figurative_words_and_phrases_language_arts_sixth_6th_grade.htm - 6th Grade - Figurative Language

 

http://www.internet4classrooms.com/grade_level_help/literature_figurative_language_language_arts_fifth_5th_grade.htm - 5th Grade - Figurative Language

 

 

PowerPoints & Videos 

 

http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/3086-446091-figurative-language/ - Figurative Language PPT - Interactive

 

 

 

Figurative Language Online Quizzes & Games 

 

http://www.mrspeace.com/figurative-language-games.html - Figurative Language Games

 

http://www.spellingcity.com/figurative-language.html - Figurative Language Games

 

http://www.ereadingworksheets.com/figurative-language-worksheets/figurative-language-interactive-quiz.htm - Figurative Language Quiz

 

http://www.softschools.com/quizzes/grammar/figurative_language/quiz3369.html - Quiz

 

http://www.gamequarium.com/figurativelanguage.html - Figurative Language Games

 

http://www.eisd.net/Page/15288 - Figurative Language Games & Interactives - Las Palmas Elementary School

 

http://www.quia.com/cb/501472.html - Figurative Language Jeopardy

 

 

http://www.quia.com/jfc/611264.html - Figurative Language QUIA Quiz

 

 

http://www.quia.com/pages/havefun.html - Analogies, Synonyms, Word Knowledge, etc.  QUIA

 

http://www.vocabulary.co.il/word-play/match-and-make-oxymorons/ - Oxymorons

 

http://www.funtrivia.com/playquiz/quiz105401c133c0.html - Oxymorons - Quiz

 

http://www.sporcle.com/games/MSUKent/mixed-word-oxymorons - Oxymoron Game

 

 

https://ams.usd385.org/287579_4 - Figurative Language Games

 

 

 

 

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