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Figurative Language Video

Randy Bamboo
Grade Levels
3rd - 8th
Resource Type
Formats Included
  • Portable Network Graphics
  • Multimedia
15 pages
Randy Bamboo


Watch video here.(scroll down) I wrote this song about figurative language. Here's the lyrics...

I love recess like a dog loves bones

That’s a simile - that old boat sank like a stone

Similes compare two things using like or as

She ran like a deer, she ran real fast

My brother is a bear every morning

That's a metaphor meaning he’s grouchy without warning

Metaphors compare two things without like or as

That man was a mountain you could not pass

Mary made mulberry muffins

That’s alliteration, like Karen kept crushin’

Don’t judge a book by it’s cover

That’s a idiom, a wise sayin’ you’ll discover

I'm grounded for a thousand years

A hyperbole, big exaggeration, but I feel the fear

So if I don't clean my room, and get it together

I'll be doin' hard time and feel under the weather

My friend said pardon me after squishin’ my toe

That’s a onomatopoeia son as I groaned oh no

When the word is spelled like it sounds

A dog went bow-wow once the bone was found

The thunder grumbled like an old man

That’s personification as the rain slapped the land

When you give non-human things human qualities

When the wind howls, growls and beats up the trees

So you know imagery is vivid descriptions

Grabs our senses, love this curious condition

Like the time I worked on a dinner cruise boat

I was the chef’s assistant, wore a chef’s hat, chef’s coat

After dinner, everyone’s dancing as I leaned on the door

Until a lady in red led me out on the floor

Life was firing on all cylinders, even with the stained shirt

I smelled like dinner, but danced like dessert

So, when it comes down to it…..you have to know what these are

All of this is figurative language or imagery, driving this car

When you read, these are the phrases that get your attention

And when you write, paint a picture with your words before you’re done


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Copyright by RC Beaird 2015

Total Pages
15 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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