Figurative Language Student Resource Handout

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Are your students struggling to remember figurative language terms? Are you sick of constantly re-explaining similes, alliteration, or spelling out "onomatopeia"? This student resource handout will ensure that you never have to answer those questions again!

When you give your students their own copy of this figurative language handout, they'll have a resource that they can use again and again. When they're annotating a poem or writing their own stories, they'll have a quick source to check when they forget what figurative language techniques look like.

This resource defines and provides an example for the following terms:

  • Simile
  • Metaphor
  • Implied Metaphor
  • Personification
  • Hyperbole
  • Allusion
  • Idiom
  • Pun
  • Onomatopeia
  • Alliteration

I know that some of these terms are not technically figurative language, but I chose to base the list on this article from MasterClass.

This non-editable resource can be copied front to back for a single page resource. It's provided in color but is just as readable in grayscale. (You could keep a colored copy to project or to add to a resource bulletin board).

The whole resource is visible in the preview, so check it out to see if this resource is right for you and your students!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use precise language, domain-specific vocabulary, and techniques such as metaphor, simile, and analogy to manage the complexity of the topic.
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to manage the complexity of the topic.


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