Figurative Language

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Today, I want to see you write some figurative language (writing that imply’s meaning).

We have learned about metaphors, similes, personification, alliteration, and onomatopoeia. Now I would like to see you apply this in a creative way. For instance, you might want to explain how you are like a rock, flower, old shoe, or something else. Maybe you might want to write some free verse on a topic like rain, storms, winter, summer, colours like Ken Nordine or something else entirely.

Either way, I want to see examples of these types of figurative language! It’s your chance to write without “RULES”. No prose, just poetry!

Also feel free to comment on others and try to identify what type of figurative language they used.

Here is some inspiration from Ken Nordine….

https://npurdon.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/02-lavender.mp3

52 thoughts on “Figurative Language

    Shaynah :P said:
    March 22, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Rain.

    Rain is triumphantly,

    tapping,

    terror,
    on top of my tiny house.

    Shaynah :P said:
    March 22, 2013 at 10:10 am

    I am a hyena.
    Constanly a non-stop laughing hyena.

    yolanda said:
    March 22, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Blue

    The color of the sky

    Oh blue the color of blueberries

    Yum the nice color of a nice lake

    I love the color blue.

      cookies a.k.a (Markus) said:
      March 22, 2013 at 10:21 am

      the color blue is a good thing to use yolanda good job I like it and good words

      Thomas said:
      March 22, 2013 at 2:44 pm

      Blue is my favourite colour!

    Shaynah :P said:
    March 22, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Mr. Purdon is a king.
    King of the classroom.

    yolanda said:
    March 22, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Lemon

    sour sweet

    always gives you a sour face

    the nice lemon.

    cookies a.k.a (Markus) said:
    March 22, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Cats

    They are like so
    so
    so
    Cute but,
    The only mean thing about them is they scratch your face,

    Cats

      Shaynah :P said:
      March 22, 2013 at 10:17 am

      Um, is that alliteration?

    Kraft Dinner said:
    March 22, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Porky.

    Porky is a pig.

    Porky is FAT, fabulous, fugly.

    Porky is tamed by Steve and Steve is Square and Steve is Steveier than the Steveiest Steves.

      Thomas said:
      March 22, 2013 at 10:18 am

      Alleration is all I see

        Mr. Purdon responded:
        March 22, 2013 at 10:19 am

        Agree!

    Shaynah :P said:
    March 22, 2013 at 10:16 am

    grey.
    The king of miserable drained of happiness people.

    Never ever friendly to yellow, the colour of happiness.

    But is nice to non other but blue, the colour of sadness,
    grey’s only friend.
    πŸ™‚

      Mr. Purdon responded:
      March 22, 2013 at 10:22 am

      Love it! Especially about liking only blue!!!

    Alexis said:
    March 22, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Thunder

    As the thunder booms, and booms, all the animals
    Run as fast as they can, to find shelter.
    As they run the lightning flashes down,
    Down,
    Down,
    To the ground. Until. BOOM!
    The thunder CRASHES and BOOMS!
    Then. It all goes silent, the birds start
    Singing and all the animals start coming out of
    There hiding places.

    Thunder.

      Shaynah :P said:
      March 22, 2013 at 10:21 am

      My dog used to be scared of fireworks, so I don’t think he’d do well with thunder.

    Thomas said:
    March 22, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Bacon.
    Great, Good, Greasy.
    Doesn’t leave your stomach mad.
    Bacon likes you, if you like him.
    Bacon could be eaten at any time of the day.
    Bacon wants you to continue eating.
    Bacon, brilliant, besties.
    Bacon is friends with eggs.
    The buzzer DINGS when the bacon is finished.
    Bacon, bacon, bacon…

      Mr. Purdon responded:
      March 22, 2013 at 10:22 am

      I love bacon!

        Thomas said:
        March 22, 2013 at 10:25 am

        So do I!

      Shaynah :P said:
      March 22, 2013 at 10:22 am

      Great, now I’m craving bacon.

      kendra said:
      March 22, 2013 at 10:25 am

      Haha i like this πŸ™‚

    yolanda said:
    March 22, 2013 at 10:17 am

    My best friend is like a turtle always shy and pops out her head out when not alot of people are around

    Andrew said:
    March 22, 2013 at 10:18 am

    I am like a river because I will not stop moving when I am motivated.

    kyle said:
    March 22, 2013 at 10:19 am

    I’m a rook because I’m lazy.

      Thomas said:
      March 22, 2013 at 10:22 am

      Haha! I see personification.

        Kraft Dinner said:
        March 22, 2013 at 10:26 am

        I do too!

      Mr. Purdon responded:
      March 22, 2013 at 10:24 am

      Personification? I’m thinking metaphor!

        Thomas said:
        March 22, 2013 at 10:27 am

        I get mixed up soemtimes…

        Mr. Purdon responded:
        March 22, 2013 at 10:28 am

        it is easy to get mixed up!

    kendra said:
    March 22, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Purple,

    The color of a violet,

    Never knew a color,

    Can be so beautiful,

    Fun, fantastic,

    The color of a prom dress,

    I love the color purple

      Thomas said:
      March 22, 2013 at 10:26 am

      Nice!

      Alexis said:
      March 22, 2013 at 10:27 am

      purple is pretty

      Yolanda awesomeness said:
      March 22, 2013 at 10:28 am

      Thats good Kendra πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Thomas said:
    March 22, 2013 at 10:24 am

    I am like a thread,
    Thin, lightweight, and not strong.
    Thread can be any size, color and shape.

      Kraft Dinner said:
      March 22, 2013 at 10:28 am

      True. Nuff Said. + Metaphor

    Yolanda awesomeness said:
    March 22, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Thunder
    Thunder BOOM,BOOM as animals race to their habitats scared like a baby crying
    becaues of thunder

    THUNDER πŸ™‚

    Kraft Dinner said:
    March 22, 2013 at 10:25 am

    I am like a Bear because during the Winter i just sleep on and on…

      Thomas said:
      March 22, 2013 at 10:26 am

      Exactly

    Shaynah :P said:
    March 22, 2013 at 10:25 am

    My best friend is a tiger. A tough, fast, quiet tiger.

    (Although she does laugh a lot for a tiger) πŸ™‚

    donte said:
    March 22, 2013 at 10:26 am

    My best friend is like a wolf ready to rip you apart body part by body.

    My teacher is a dolphin, smart, speedy, swift.

    My best friend is like a turtle slow, steady, sturdy

    willimnotok said:
    March 22, 2013 at 10:27 am

    I’m like a dog because I am wild

    cookies a.k.a (Markus) said:
    March 22, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Im like a rock because Im lazy

    shannon said:
    March 22, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Dogs

    Loud and loving

    The bark a lot for attention

    Very playful and love to run

    Karlee said:
    March 22, 2013 at 10:29 am

    Thunder

    Thunder is wild
    Thunder is always around
    There is a man
    A cold- blooded man
    He’s in the sky
    All the way
    Up,
    Up,
    Up,
    All the way up like a bird
    That man is the Thunder Man
    He is not friendly at all
    Thunder Man hides in his fear
    Makes the little ones sad, scared
    That makes him happy
    Letting others be in a sad mood
    He uses that for his anger,
    Thunder

    Thomas said:
    March 22, 2013 at 10:29 am

    Kapow is the sound when you punch someone pr something.
    Buzz is the sound of a bee.
    Ding is the sound of a timer.
    Roar is the sound of a bear.

    bradley said:
    March 22, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Dark cave

    The deep deep dark cave

    All you can hear is you voice echo bouncing of the cave walls

    Feel lonely with no one around just you and your echo’s

    Feel a shame for what you did you can only see darkness

    Austin Boston said:
    March 22, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Green

    The colour of a tree

    The colour of grass

    A colour of an alligator

    Green is all around you.

    Ethan :D said:
    March 22, 2013 at 10:31 am

    I am like a Jaguar, smart, sneaky, and swift like a Jaguar.

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