Figurative Language

Metaphor; Idiom; Hyperbole; Pun; Irony

Short Story

The Baseball Game

On early Saturday morning, I had a baseball game at 9:30am. I told my dad to wake up so he could take me but he said,¨I need my coffee so I won´t become a monster.¨(Metaphor)

I said,¨OK, but , make it quick.¨

As soon as he got done finished drinking we left. But right as we arrived to the it started to rain cats and dogs(Idiom). We waited and hour until the rain stopped. Finally we were on our way.

As soon as we got to the game my teammates and I started warming up. When I was starting to warm up Johnny chucked the ball at me and it stung real bad. Once the game started I hit a home-run and then all my teammates cheared for me. At the last inning the score was 10-11, my team was winning and bases were loaded. I was pitching and I threw 9 strikes in a row to win the game for my team. At the end of the game johnny told me that," he was so hungry that he could eat a horse" (Hyperbole). So we headed to the concessions stand.

On the way there Johnny told me a joke that mad me crack up. The joke was," What do you call a mushroom at a party? A Fun Guy." (Pun) After a while of walking Johnny and I got a little side tracked and watched a baseball game. Finally when we snapped out of it we headed to the concessions stand. When we got there there was a sign that said,"Always Open"(Irony). But next to it it said," Closed"(Irony). Finally instead of the concessions we went to the DQ and had a coll blast.



The meaning of Metaphor is," A comparison of two unlike things by saying that one thing is a dissimilar object or thing". (Does not us Like or As)

Ex: Dad is a monster in the morning before he drinks his coffee.

Meaning: Dad is very grumpy in the morning before he drinks his coffee.

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The meaning of Idiom is,¨ A group of words whose collective meaning is quite different from their individual, literal meaning.¨

Ex: Its raining cats and dogs.

Meaning: It is pouring down rain really hard.

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The meaning of Hyperbole is," An exaggeration that cannot be possibly true.¨

Ex: I am so hungry I could eat a horse.

Meaning: You are so hungry that you could eat a lot or something really big.

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The meaning of Pun is, ¨A variety of usually humorous play on words involving the multiple meanings of an expression or two expressions that sound familiar.¨

Ex: What do you call a mushroom at a party.

Meaning: A fun guy.

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The meaning of Irony is," Something that happened when you expected it to be the opposite."

Ex: Phone out of service? Please give us a call.

Meaning: You are supposed to call them, but your phone is out of service.

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