Figurative Language Project

By Cameron Swab PD.4


Def.: Exaggeration or over statement used for em-phis or Humor.

"You have so much energy"(Carroll 4)

My Pet Bunny By Lewis Carroll

Author's Purpose: Rabbits are just about the cutest creatures around. Our collection of Bunny poems pay tribute to these adorable, furry little animals we all love to pet.

Bunnies bring good cheer at Easter. Cartoon characters like Bugs make us laugh. The White Rabbit in Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland has been a beloved children’s character for nearly 150 years. This is no fad, these furry little rascals are here to stay!


Definition: A set expression of two or more words that means something other than the literal meanings of its individual words.

"Good fences make good neighbors."(Frost 3)

Mending Wall, by Robert Frost

Authors Purpose: The event of good fences are a good way to see the big part of the future to other people in the new world.

Water Works Write (Alliteration)

1.Cheese: Clappy chappy cherry cheese

2.Burger: Bubbly blakened bacon- bit burger

3. Banana: Ban bubbly blaben banana

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Def.: is a figure of speech where human qualities are given to animals, objects or ideas. In the arts, personification means representing a non-human thing as if it were human.

Example: "The sun happily peeked behind a cloud"(lilwhitney 78).Song writer

Example:"The car squealed down the highway"(lilwhitney 81).Song writer

Author Purpose:Kim said that the two were traveling on the same flight to the Bahamas together, but obviously not traveling together. Kim invited Houston to join her and chat, but according to Kim, "She looked at me out the side of her eye and said, 'I'm not really a talker.'"


Def: A comparison of 2 unlike things using like or as.

Example:“cute as a kitten,”(Woolf 5).

Example: “as busy as a bee”(Woolf 7).

Example:"Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get."(Woolf12).

Authors Purpose: From the above discussion, we can infer the function of similes both in our everyday life as well as in literature. Using similes attracts the attention and appeals directly to the senses of listeners or readers encouraging their imagination to comprehend what is being communicated.In her poem To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf compares the velocity of her thoughts about the two men with that of spoken words.
Title & Author: To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf


Def: A metaphor is a figure of speech where two items are compared to reveal a deeper meaning.
Example: "If this town is just an apple,Then let me take a bite"(Jackson 8).
Example:"Ooh, your love is a symphony,All around me, running through me" (switchfoot 6).
Example:"I've been a miner,For a heart of gold."(young 7).
Author's Purpose's: Music is a great way to teach students about both metaphors and similes. The following list gives ideas of songs with metaphors that you can use as you build your lesson on metaphors. Use this as a starting point as you have students explore other songs in search of metaphors and similes.


Def: to reference to a famous/important person event work of texture.
Example: "No more pretending,I know you want it,A good girl" (wo 9)
Example:"'97 I bite, I'm Ike Turner, turn up"(wo 9)
Example:"Eat the cake, Anna Mae!"(wo 3)

Wo's purpose: An allusion can be used as a straightforward device to enhance a text by providing further meaning, but it can also be used in a more complex sense to make a comment on one thing by comparing it to something that is dissimilar. Over time, as shared knowledge changes, allusions can also reveal the unspoken assumptions and biases of both authors and readers.

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