Figurative Language
   Figurative Language is the use of words that go beyond their ordinary meaning.  It requires you to use your imagination to figure out the author's meaning.  For example, if someone tells you that it is raining cats and dogs, you know that there are not actually cats and dogs falling from the sky.  You know it really means that it is raining very hard.
    The PSSA evaluates students' ability to figure out such language.  There are several terms you should be familiar with to have a better understanding of each.
They are:

                     Alliteration                                Metaphor

                     
                      Hyperbole                                Personification


                      Idiom                                       Simile
   Click on the pencils to get some practice with figurative language and to have some fun!
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