The Giver Figurative Language

Alliteration Repetition of initial consonant sounds. Example: ¨That Was before We Went to Sameness.¨ (Lowry, 94)”Bye, Bye, little guy.” (Lowry, 137)”Sideways, Spinning the Sled.” (Lowry, 108)
Personification Giving an object or animal human characteristics. Example: “Ash?” he had called. “Does anything seem strange to you? About the apple?” “Yes,” Asher called back, laughing. “It jumps out of my hand onto the ground!” (Lowry, 24-25)
Metaphor Comparing 2 unlike things, calling an item something else. Example: “He saw nothing ahead except the endless ribbon of road.” (Lowry, 175)
Onomatopoeia A word that is a sound like buzz, meow, moo, bam. Example: ¨Psssheeewwww!¨ (Lowry, 132)
Simile Comparing 2 things using like or as.Example: He could see them gather on the back of his hands, like cold, wet fur.” (Lowry, 81)
Hyperbole Extreme exaggeration. Example: “I am starving.” (Jonas speaking) (Lowry, 70)
Allusion An expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference.The name Jonas is a variation of Jonah from the Bible. Gabriel, in the Bible, was an angel.
Imagery To use one or more of the 5 senses to “paint a picture” with words. Example: “He was in a confused, noisy, foul-smelling place.” (Lowry, 118)

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