Analyzing figurative language read the following short story look for any examples of figurative language similemetaphor hyperbole idiom personification then identify the sentence or phrase of figurative language by highlighting the phrase or sentence using the following color code similered. Figurative language reading passages figurative language is the use of language to give words meaning beyond their literal definitions for example a simile is a comparison of two things using the words like or as her heart is as soft as a cloud is a simile. Figurative language stories incorporating metaphors idioms and similes into short stories it is spring time yesterday it was raining cats and dogs all night my mom was so sleepy that she doesnt even remember the rain she said her memory is a little cloudy i was jumping for joy about the rain because i love stomping in all of the puddles. Figurative language refers to the use of words phrases and sentences in an unconventional and non literal manner authors often employ figurative language to make unfamiliar objects settings and situations more relatable short stories in particular rely heavily on figurative language such as similes . What others are saying these 10 figurative language posters are a great way for you to introduce different types of figurative language and can also be displayed in the classroom and used as a reference for your students
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