Figurative Language

Emma Meyer

Allusion

Definition- Any reference to a famous person of events in a lifetime for literature.

Example- Emma's half court shot was smoother than Stephen Curry's.

Pun

Definition- A variety of a usually humorous play on words involving the multiple meanings of an expression or two expressions that sound familiar.

Example- Frog Parking Only- All Others Will Be Toad

Irony

Definition- The use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning.

Example- SHCOOL~School is not cool

Oxymoron

Definition- A figure of speech by which a locution produces an incongruous, seemingly self-contradictory effect.

Example- Awfully nice

Cliche

Definition- Expressing a popular or common thought or idea, that has lost originally, ingenuinly, and implied by overuse.

Example- Break A Leg

Short Story

It was Sunday morning and I had a basketball game at 12:00 P.M. My mom said awfully nice, "Break a leg today, Emma!" I asked where my game was and she replied, "At the school." We hopped into the car and on the road by the school, it read "SHCOOL." That is funny because school isn't cool. The school is by a pond so at the parking lot a sign read, "Frog Parking Only- All Others Will Be Toad." At my game we were losing by 3 points. At the last second Ella gave me an amazing pass and I swooshed a half court shot. It made us go into overtime. Everyone said that my shot was smoother than Stephen Curry's! We won our game, and it was a Big upset.