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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Common Core Curriculum alignment
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone
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