Mrs. Donahue-Doulis
    Language Arts 8
    ClassCode: 489ppn

    Supply List:
    -2 composition notebooks
    -pencils, correcting pens, highlighter
    -2 packs of post-it notes
    -independent reading book (one for each marking period)
    Types of Figurative Language

    For additional practice learning definitions for  Literary Devices visit - http://quizlet.com/3962217/flashcards


    Simile is a comparison using like or as.  It usually compares two unlike objects.

    Example:  His feet are as big as boats.  Feet and boats are being compared.


    Metaphor states that one thing is something else.  It is a comparison, but does NOT use like or as to make the comparison.

    Example:  Her hair is silk.   Hair and silk are being compared.


    Personification is giving human qualities, feelings, actions, or characteristics to inanimate (not living) objects.

    Example: The house stared at me with looming eyes.  The verb, stared, is a human action.  A house is a non-living object.  Therefore, we have a good example of personification.


    Alliteration is the repetition of the initial consonant.  There should be at least two repetitions in a row.

    Example:  Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.  The first letter, p, is a consonant.  Its sound is repeated many times.  

    Symbolism occurs when one thing stands for or represents something else.

    Example:  The dove symbolizes peace.


    Imagery involves one or more of your five senses – the abilities to hear, taste, touch, smell, and see.  An author uses a word or phrase to stimulate your memory of those senses and to help create mental pictures.


    Idioms An expression that means something other than the literal meanings of its individual words. They are overused expressions.


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