Exploring Figurative Language
Figurative Language eBook was designed & developed for
Ms. Yarbrough's 8th Grade Reading
Class at CA Gray Jr. High School
Language is a word or phrase that departs from straightforward,
literal language. Figures of speech are often used for emphasis,
freshness of expression, or clarity.
type of figurative language is an idiom (id·i·om), which
is a natural manner of speaking
to a native speaker of a
language and may not be understood by people of other cultures who may
A dime a dozen.
This idiom doesn't actually refer to a dime or a dozen at all.
It refers to anything that is common
and easy to get.
will analyze and evaluate the effects of sound, form, figurative
language, and graphics in order to uncover meaning in literature:
ii. Figurative language (e.g., simile, metaphor, personification,
hyperbole, symbolism, imagery).
PLO (Primary Learning Outcome):
Student will be able to recognize and create different types of