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Interpret Figurative Language Poster

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A poster highlighting how to interpret figurative language when reading a piece of text.

Display this poster when learning about the different comprehension strategies and interpreting figurative language.

Information on the poster includes:

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.

  Common Core Curriculum alignment

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