A poster highlighting how to interpret figurative language when reading a piece of text.
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Figurative language is a word or phrase that does not have a literal meaning. It is used by the writer for the sake of comparison or dramatic effect.
- A metaphor is a word or phrase that is used to make a direct comparison between two unlike things.
- A simile uses the words ‘like’ or ‘as’ to compare one object or idea with another to suggest they are alike.
- Onomatopoeia is the use of words that imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions they refer to.
- Idioms are words, phrases or expressions that cannot be taken literally.
- Alliteration is the repetition of the same or similar kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables.
- Personification is the act of giving non-living things human characteristics.
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National Curriculum Curriculum alignment
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Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Upper covers students in Year 5 and Year 6.
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