Figurative Language

Review Game Zone: Figurative Language

Flocabulary: Figurative Language

 

Why is figurative language important to learn?

 

Study --> Practice --> Play --> Learn Why

“Can you teach an old dog new tricks?”

“I just ran almost a thousand miles!”

“Isn’t the phrase jumbo shrimp funny?”

“You know what’s even funnier? Microsoft works.”

Figurative language is used everyday. While having the ability to decipher between personification and onomatopoeia might seem insignificant, understanding figurative language is a crucial part of having strong literacy skills.

Literacy is more than just a simple reading ability; it is an indication of how we use written information to function in the world around us. Not only do strong literacy skills enable us to read, understand, and use information, they significantly impact good jobs, decent incomes, and advancement opportunities.

Take advantage of the below resources to further your knowledge of figurative language.

1. Oxymorons, http://www.fun-with-words.com/oxym_example.html

2. Deciphering between similes and metaphors, http://www.dailywritingtips.com/what-is-the-difference-between-metaphor-and-simile/

3. Extra personification practice, http://library.thinkquest.org/J0112392/personificationpractice.html

4. Figurative language activities for kinsethetic learners, http://lesson-plans-materials.suite101.com/article.cfm/figurative_language_theatre

5. Figurative language powerpoint presentations, http://languagearts.pppst.com/figurative.html

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