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Determining the Meaning of Figurative Language

English Language Arts, Grade 8

 
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COMMON CORE: COMMON CORE: STRATEGIES STRATEGIES How do good readers determine the meaning of figurative language? Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 91-4452 simile = a comparison of two unlike things using “like” or “as” busy as a bee metaphor = a comparison of something to another object My kid’s room is a disaster area. hyperbole = a humorous exaggeration I am so hungry I could eat a horse. cliché = a word or phrase that has become overly familiar or commonplace LOL! personification = giving human qualities to nonhuman things The candy was calling my name. alliteration = the repetition of the initial consonant Sally sells seashells by the seashore. onomatopoeia = words whose sounds suggest their meaning buzz, crackle, roar idiom = group of words that can’t be understood from their literal meaning You are in hot water. allusion = a reference to a famous person, place or event He acts like Scrooge when it comes to spending money. oxymoron = a phrase whose words contradict each other with the opposite meaning pretty ugly
COMMON CORE: COMMON CORE: STRATEGIES STRATEGIES Can you determine the meaning of figurative language? Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 91-4452 simile metaphor hyperbole cliché personification alliteration onomatopoeia idiom allusion oxymoron
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