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Uploaded on Nov 18, 2010

I put together this video for my class of seventh graders. Song features contributions from the following artists: Ben Jackson, Matt Omalley, Nakia Simon, Taunia Soderquist

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Figurative Language
Sometimes what you mean is not exactly what you say
That's figurative language using words in different ways
Personification, Alliteration, Assonance, and Hyperbole
Onomatopoeia, Metaphor, and Simile

When Sally seems to sit somewhere separate from Sonia,
Or Caleb calls Chris 'cause he's comin' to California,
It's called Alliteration,
That's what occurs when you got the same sound at the start of every word
But when you've got a vowel sound that keeps sounding the same
That's a figure called assonance, yeah, that's its name
It's what I'm trying to define by providing this example,
But I cannot deny that assonance can be a handful

Sometimes what you mean is not exactly what you say
That's figurative language using words in different ways
Personification, Alliteration, Assonance, and Hyperbole,
Onomatopoeia, Metaphor, and Simile

A simile is something that you use to compare
two unrelated things with an element that's shared
My mind is like an ocean
it's as smooth as jazz
But it's only a simile if it uses like or as
A metaphor is similar but watch out!
Be careful 'cause you've got to leave "like" and "as" out.
My mind is an ocean
my words are a river
So keep your ears open as I continue to deliver!

Sometimes what you mean is not exactly what you say
That's figurative language using words in different ways
Personification, Alliteration, Assonance, and Hyperbole,
Onomatopoeia, Metaphor, and Simile

Now if the sun's smiling down or the boat hugged the shore,
That's personification nothing less nothing more
But with a buzz or a ding or a hiss or a roar
That's onomatopoeia that we're using for sure!
Hyperbole?
Man that's like a million times harder!
Take something true, then exaggerate it way farther
Now you've heard this song from beginning to the finish
Now you've got some tools to draw your literary image

Sometimes what you mean is not exactly what you say
That's figurative language using words in different ways
Personification, Alliteration, Assonance, and Hyperbole,
Onomatopoeia, Metaphor, and Simile

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