Figurative Language - POEM VERSION

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This is an educational poem that gives examples of personification, metaphors, similes, hyperbole - and much more and explains them in a way that kids - and adults will love.

Submitted: May 27, 2018

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I’m walking through this land,

Where nothing seems right,

The sun greets me with a warm smile,

And the cloud seem to take flight,

Personification gives the non - living a human identity,

It can give them feelings, emotions, it’s up to your creativity!

 

Now I see the land changing its clothes,

It goes from personifying to speaking in metaphors,

Metaphors compare two unlike things,

Like the bird was a graceful ballerina,

And the pond was a wedding ring,

 

Next up are similes,

They compare using like or as,

For example,

The clouds were as fluffy as cotton balls,

The rabbits were as still as trees,

The rivers shone like diamonds,

What a sight it was to see!

 

Hyperbole is an extreme exaggeration,

Which is used to make a point,

So I can say,

The tree is as thin as a toothpick and

the house was a billion miles away,

But when you think about it literally,

No tree can be that thin, you see,

No house can be a billion miles away,

The earth isn’t big enough to accommodate that length!

 

Onomatopoeia,

Is a fun word to say,

It’s a word that represents a sound that’s made,

Boom, Clap, Snap, Flash, Sway,

Those are examples of onomatopoeia,

Yay!

Now here comes idiom,

And it can’t be taken literally,

When I said “It rained cats and dogs,”

I meant it was raining hard,  

There weren’t any animal downfalls.

 

An idiom is an expression that doesn’t mean what it says,

For example, if the mouse had bees in its brain,

You meant that mouse wasn’t the smartest,

It was un-clever, insane…...

 

So, in conclusion,

Figurative language helps you visualize,

Poems, stories, and anything otherwise,

It gives objects a mysterious background,

Figurative language knows how to get around!

 


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