An understatement is a figure of speech when a speaker makes the situation seem less important or severe than what it is. The remark makes something seem smaller. An understatement adds humor to serious situations. When verbal, the speaker delivers the statement without expression for effect.
Sarcasm is a difference or contrast between expectations and realities in a circumstance. Irony is often only recognized well after an original statement or occurrence since it often takes current events to realize the previous remark was completely wrong.
Sarcasm is a remark that people use to say the opposite of what’s true with a purpose to amuse or hurt someone by making them feel foolish.Continue Reading
Peter Pan Similes, Metaphors, and Personification Graphic Organizers
In the first part of this figurative language lesson, students create a foldable graphic organizer. On the organizer, students write the definitions for metaphor, simile, personification, and hyperbole. Students then write an example sentence for each type of figurative language. Finally, students illustrate their examples. Each corner of the organizer folds to the center to form a diamond shape that will fit into an interactive notebook.Continue Reading
For my January “Free Product of the Month,” I created Winter Figurative Language, four printable activities that focus on winter figurative language. Just click on the image below to download the file.