Name one type of figurative language?
Figurative language is a way of speaking or writing that is not meant to be taken literally. It is used to create a vivid picture in the reader's/listener's mind. It can be used to make writing more interesting and engaging.
What is Figurative Language?
Metaphor: A comparison between two things that are not alike but have something in common. Simile: A comparison between two things using the words 'like' or 'as'. Hyperbole: An exaggeration used to make a point.
What is the most effective way to use figurative language?
Figurative language has been used since ancient times, with Homer famously writing The Odyssey in 800 B.C. Many popular songs use figurative language, such as 'I'm like a bird' by Nelly Furtado. 'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star' is an example of a nursery rhyme that uses figurative language.
Draw / write: What are some examples of figurative language you have seen in books?
Draw / write: How can we use figurative language to create interesting stories?
How does figurative language help to give readers a better understanding of the story?
How can we use figurative language to express our emotions?