Figurative language and sound devices WP p72

Please find attached a good set of examples for the Figurative language task of the work/programme, page 72.

(Thank you Gerhard! Well done!)

This is the task for those that are still getting to it:

In order to fully understand poetry it is worth reviewing all your figurative language.

Do some internet research and find:

a)   Definitions

b)     Examples, for all the figurative language as listed below.

It is vitally important that you know these and can identify them with ease in any given text, whether it is a language text, a poem or a piece of prose.

  • Metaphor
  • Simile
  • Personification
  • Hyperbole
  • Rhetorical questions
  • Satire
  • Irony
  • Paradox
  • Antithesis
  • Oxymoron
  • Repetition
  • Parallelism
  • Pun
  • Ambiguity
  • Euphemism
  • Idiom

And the following sound devices:

  • Onomatopoeia
  • Alliteration

Here are some fun examples to assist further:

(Perceptual ambiguity – do you see the two images?)