Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Figurative Language

Onomatopoeia is a word that imitates the sound it represents. Watch this video using only onomatopoeia. How many examples do you see/hear?

A simile compares two unlike things by connecting them with the words "like" or "as". This music video will really help you identify the use of similes to compare two things.

Simile Video from Have Fun Teaching on Vimeo.

A metaphor compares two unlike things without using the words "like" or "as".

What is a Metaphor? from Mr. Morton on Vimeo.

Alliteration is the repetition of a particular sound in the beginning of a series of words or phrases. Many tongue twisters use alliteration. Watch this cartoon clip and see if you can hear the repetition of consonant sounds.

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