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"C" Words: COOP-HSPT Vocabulary

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Figurative Language

Emily Hutchinson Saddleback Educational Publishing PDF

Basic Skills Practice

Figurative Language

In figurative language, the words used are not meant to be taken literally. Usually, figurative language states or implies a comparison of two unlike things. Using some figurative language is a good way to make your writing more colorful and interesting.

Here are the four most common kinds of figurative language: example:

definition:

A simile directly states a comparison between two unlike things, using the word like or as.

The sunlight sparkled like diamonds on the cool blue lake.

Personification applies human qualities of behavior to nonhuman things.

The sparkling lake danced to the song of the wind.

A metaphor implies a comparison between two unlike things by equating one with the other.

The sunlight was a sparkling diamond on the cool blue lake.

Hyperbole uses exaggeration.

A million points of light sparkled on the lake.

A. Identify the type of figurative language that is used in each of the following sentences.

1. _______________________ Melissa gained a ton of weight over the holidays.

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"W-Z" Words: SSAT-ISEE Essential Vocabulary

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Our Hired Girl

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

OUR hired girl, she’s ’Lizabuth Ann;

An’ she can cook best things to eat!

She ist puts dough in our pie-pan,

An’ pours in somepin’ ’at’s good and sweet,

An’ nen she salts it all on top

With cinnamon; an’ nen she’ll stop

An’ stoop an’ slide it, ist as slow,

In th’ old cook-stove, so’s ’twon’t slop

An’ git all spilled; nen bakes it, so

It’s custard pie, first thing you know!

An’ nen she’ll say:

“Clear out o’ my way!

They’s time fer work, an’ time fer play!—

Take yer dough, an’ run, Child; run!

Er I cain’t git no cookin’ done!”

When our hired girl ’tends like she’s mad,

An’ says folks got to walk the chalk

When she’s around, er wisht they had,

I play out on our porch an’ talk

To th’ Raggedy Man ’at mows our lawn;

An’ he says, “Whew!” an’ nen leans on

His old crook-scythe, and blinks his eyes,

An’ sniffs all round an’ says,—“I swawn!

Ef my old nose don’t tell me lies,

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"O" Words: COOP-HSPT Vocabulary

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