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English- Figurative Language
What type of figurative language is the following sentence? : Oh, never, if I live to a million, Shall I feel such a terrible pain.
March 20, 2011 by Michelle

senn high school
Write a 1-2 paragraph on a topic of your choice using at least 3 of the figurative language we have reviewed so far.After your paragraph ,list the types of figurative language you used ?
July 4, 2012 by jacky

figurative language
what those this mean (figurative language) and the reasoning 1. charile knew he was in trouble before he even asked his friend " so do you think i'm in a jam?" 2. the boys were saved from danger but only by the skin of their teeth. 3. the storm left a blanket of snow ...
April 2, 2009 by Sara

English
What is the type of figurative language for the statement "curating and preserving memories"?
August 19, 2012 by Claire

english
are there any figurative language in the book Witch hunt the mysteries of salem?
March 2, 2013 by Mimi

English
Are the following sentences figurative language: "With lies well steel'd with weighty arguments."
January 11, 2011 by Becca

english
which figurative language does the peom evening star by edgar allan poe?
May 9, 2011 by bel

English
whats figurative language? Check this site for a great explanation and examples. http://volweb.utk.edu/school/bedford/harrisms/1poe.htm Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. If you are seeking a definition for "figurative language" it is used to create images, ...
April 13, 2007 by kev

English
Is this sentence a type of figurative language? "That laid their guilt upon my guiltless shoulders"
January 11, 2011 by Becca

english/ lit
Which of these are considered figurative language? dialect,personification, protagonist, metaphor, simile, ambiguity
May 7, 2009 by Doc

english/ lit
What would be some good reasons for using figurative language in writing stories?
May 7, 2009 by Doc

English
I need to describe a little bunny for my English class. What are some adjectives, figurative language, and descriptive pharses which I could use to describe it? Thank you :)
February 12, 2011 by Isa

language
What types of figurative language did MLK jr. use in 'Letter to Birmingham Jail'?
January 20, 2014 by Anonymous

Language Arts
What types of Figurative language is this? 1Emily was and oxygen-dependent mammal, a hairless ape.
November 2, 2011 by Anonymous

Language Arts
I don't know why authors use figurative language. Can you please help? Thank you! :)
October 8, 2007 by Sonic

english
please give idea of how compare and contrast figurative language and themes in the poems "mother to son" and "courage".
July 29, 2009 by bindiya farswani

English
What kind of figurative language is in "She pulled in her horizon like a great fish-net,". Is it both a hyperbole and a simile?
November 26, 2010 by danny123

language arts
figurative language worksheet help! one question is it is as cold as she is as smart as a his backpack was as heavy as a and so on please help me get these answers
April 20, 2011 by britlyn

English
What type of figurative language does this statement represent (if it does at all): "Buried deep beneath the stories about executive bonuses..."
August 19, 2012 by Claire

english.
Can you give me some examples of figurative language in the book Dairy Queen by Catherine Murdock. And also can you list the page numbers.
July 25, 2011 by Jenna.

English
Frost's "Stopping by Words on a Snowy Evening" has many examples of figuative language. Here is the site, and here also is a site for figurative language. http://www.ketzle.com/frost/snowyeve.htm (Broken Link Removed) Figurative language: http://42explore.com/figlang.htm (...
May 7, 2007 by GuruBlue

English (Poetry)
Which type of figurative language is used in the following sentence? All through the long gray day, the voice of the rain droned on relentlessly.
January 12, 2011 by Needs Help

Honors English : Dr. King's "I Have a Dream"
Explain Dr. King's use of figurative language and how it makes the speech memorable.
June 1, 2008 by Timmy T.

The last time...Language arts
What figurative language does use in Annabel Lee? My Answer--> With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven coveted her and me” (lines 8 and 9). The angels do not see any restoration of the love even in heaven; they doubt that he will reunite in heaven with his love, ...
November 5, 2013 by Nikki

english
I am really struggling to write and example of figurative language device, emphasis. How would I do this? I have one written for repetition, but I am not sure how to do emphasis.
July 4, 2011 by lizzie

Language arts
Figurative language
December 15, 2010 by Bob

ENGLISH
Choose the correct vocabulary word for the following sentence: “We know the stranger came from a distance because of the _______ he spoke.” (1 point) criteria figurative language dialect I THINK IT IS DIALECT?
October 31, 2012 by Deborah

english
What is the figurative language for this phrase? " I want a lodge that is round like the sun and the path of the stars. I want a lodge that is like the good things that have no end."
August 23, 2010 by Taylor

english 12.....
"The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" is famous for its use of vivid figurative language and memorable sound devices. What do you think are several especially effective examples of simile, metaphor, personification, alliteration, assonance, and internal rhyme?
May 14, 2012 by MARIEEEE

English
I'm writing an essay on the book Number the stars by louis lowry. My three body paragraphs are going to include imagery, figurative language, and symbol. What is an example of a topic sentence for my paragraph about imagery.
October 14, 2010 by Kylan

ELA
I need figurative language on the genre fantasy
May 15, 2012 by S

eng
whats the diff b/w figure of speech and figurative language?
January 2, 2008 by BEN

reading
What type of figurative language is this sentence:He was as clumsy as a bull in a China shop.
November 5, 2012 by Caitlyn

foreign language
Hi there! I know two languages so far English and Russian. (I know the Russian language as well as I know English.) So, I was wondering about a third language to take at the college. I want to take a European language, but I cannot decide. Among my top choices are German, ...
February 24, 2011 by Rita

English
Would this be an example of figurative language? Sorry, I am really terrible at this kind of thing, and knowing what is right and wrong really helps me. "O, gentlemen, see, see! dead Henry's wounds Open their congeal'd mouths and bleed afresh!"
January 11, 2011 by Becca

English quick question
As he looks up at us with his fear glazed eyes does he picture us buzzards circling round his bed waiting patiently for his death and his bones? I need to find an example of figurative language in this so I know that he picture us buzzards is sonething but I don't remember so ...
January 21, 2014 by Michael

Language Arts
What is the figurative meaning of the roads diverging in Robert Frost"s poem "The Road not Taken"?
February 4, 2008 by Bob

Language Arts
Your voice is like a pomegranate wine is an example of a) simile b) metaphor c)figurative lanuage
February 6, 2013 by Anonymous

english
I am trying to find 3 poetic devices in the poem "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost. I think "to Where it bent in the undergrowth" is personification I think "Somewhere ages and ages hence" is figurative language and "then took the other, as just as fair" is a simile Am I ...
January 25, 2010 by Ash

english
I have to write a paragraph writing a description about my sister using figurative language. I have no idea what to do. Can you give me an example paragraph on how to start. This will help you. My sister is Sporty and is a fast runner. My sister is musical.
February 21, 2010 by Ruth

english
Think about the figurative language in this stanza. What is the speaker saying? (1 point) It is hard to find your way at night because it is dark. It is the middle of the night and she is hungry. People find life in being with others. People have to help each other with ...
March 29, 2014 by james

Literature
Does Robert Frost use figurative language in The Road Not Taken? Could "Because it was grassy and wanted wear" be one?
September 2, 2009 by JSM

personification
how do you change theses sentences to figurative language. Beating their golden hoofs upon the glass Heavens;
September 18, 2011 by jim

Grammer
“Her coffee-and-cream neck” is an example of what type of figurative language? personification symbol simile metaphor
March 11, 2013 by Mr.Brain

language arts
In figurative language,what is a glowing of red coals. Glowing of red coals suggests warmth and redness.
January 10, 2007 by lay

5th grade Language Arts
I have a couple of phrases/sentences that need to be labeled as a type of figurative language. 1. Pitter Patter, raindrops are falling from the sky. (could this be onomatopoeia or personification?) 2. Boil the butter and bring it by the bank. (could this be an idiom or ...
January 14, 2013 by Alex

L.A.
Using the image of a dove to represent the idea of peace in a poem is an example of A.Meter B.Rhythm C.Symbolism D.Figurative Language
December 28, 2013 by Arnold

English
Essays, articles, and speeches are all works of nonfiction. Which of the following is an accurate statement about the authors of nonfiction? A. They are always real people. B. Their style is always full of figurative language. C. They usually focus on retelling historical ...
September 27, 2013 by vickie

English
A lot of students find English Language a difficult language to learn. Can you think of the reasons or causes of their difficulties in understanding English and can you also write the results or effects of these difficulties on their educational and professional growth? Write ...
October 4, 2008 by Imran

Lang. Arts
“[H]er coffee-and-cream neck” is an example of what type of figurative language? A. personification B. symbol C. simile D.metaphor I think it is D...?
February 25, 2013 by Cassie

Lang. Arts
The line “Where water is not thirsty” is an example of which type of figurative language? A.symbol B.metaphor C.simile D.personification I think it is D...?
February 26, 2013 by Cassie

English 3
I'm writing an essay comparing and contrasting two of Edgar Allan Poe's poems, "Annabel Lee" and "The Raven". I'll be comparing and contrasting the theme, rhyme scheme, irony and the use of figurative language. I have an idea of what I will be writing but I'm stuck on the ...
August 18, 2009 by Jaime

lit
whats the difference between figurative language and figure of speech? I have been look online for a while please tell me !! thank you
January 16, 2008 by lawerence

MATH
In a school library, there are 3 Chinese Language books for every 5 English Language books. The number of Malay Language book is 5/9 as many as the Chinese Language books. Find the ratio of the number of Malay Language books to the number of English Language books. (Express ...
January 26, 2014 by henry

language-poetrypart 1
When a poet wishes to use figurative language he or she will use words that are a)Commotativo and denotativo b) Only denotativo c) Only commotativo d) Ambiguous
October 22, 2010 by luis

english
what are the different types of advertising techniques?I did a project where i drew a bed and clouds,and said i went in the sky and brought down clouds to make this bed, so soft you'll fall asleep in a minute. Don't sleep on a bed of rocks anymore. what type of figurative ...
February 19, 2008 by tyler

english
what are the different types of advertising techniques?I did a project where i drew a bed and clouds,and said i went in the sky and brought down clouds to make this bed, so soft you'll fall asleep in a minute. Don't sleep on a bed of rocks anymore. what type of figurative ...
February 19, 2008 by tyler

English
If you've been assigned to invite a group of mechanical engineering professors to tour your facility. what type of language should you use in the invitation? a) Direct, simple language b) Technical jargon c) Formal language d) Pompous language
July 11, 2009 by Anonymous

english
You've been assigned to invite a group of mechanical engineering professors to tour your facility. What type of language should you use in the invitation? A Formal language B Direct, simple language C Technical jargon D Pompous language
January 23, 2014 by mr scooter

Vocabulary Studies
Imagery is figurative language that evokes mental pictures, usually by appealing to our five senses. Imagine that you are standing on the beach in the picture. Write a paragraph of at least 5 complete sentences using imagery to describe your imagined experience. Use at least 3...
September 28, 2013 by Andrew

english.
1. Read the following stanza from “Alone”: Lying, thinking Last night How to find my soul a home Where water is not thirsty And bread loaf is not stone I came up with one thing And I don’t believe I’m wrong That nobody, But nobody Can make it out here alone. Think about the ...
April 28, 2013 by ashley

english
1. Read the following stanza from “Alone”: Lying, thinking Last night How to find my soul a home Where water is not thirsty And bread loaf is not stone I came up with one thing And I don’t believe I’m wrong That nobody, But nobody Can make it out here alone. Think about the ...
May 1, 2013 by amber

Computer Science
Define a language that is not a regular language using a context-free grammar that is not ambiguous. The alphabet of the language must contain at least five characters. Describe in English the strings of the language. Choose any string that is in the language and demonstrate ...
September 4, 2014 by Anonymous

English
I just got these two wrong on the test The repeated use of the "o" sound in "A host, of golden daffodils" is called A. consonance. B. assonance. C. alliteration. D. rhyme. my answer d A definition of formal poetry is verse that A. sticks to certain traditional patterns. B. has...
April 18, 2008 by janet

English
How did The Canterbury Tales (by Geoffrey Chaucer) change the English language? I know it was very successful in Europe and promoted English as a national language, but anything else? Lucy ^.^
November 6, 2007 by Lucy

lanuage art
3. Choose the correct vocabulary word for the following sentence: “We know the stranger came from a distance because of the _______ he spoke.” (1 point) criteria figurative language dialect
November 8, 2012 by aliyah

American Literature
Compare and contrast the structure and use of figurative language in the two poems “Harlem” by Langston Hughes and “We Wear the Mask” by Paul Laurence Dunbar.
August 18, 2014 by Conner

figurative language
plz help me i am in 5th grade and need help on similies & metaphores about the book number the stars. it asks "it was an odd word: pride." meaning proud, i think
October 25, 2010 by kyle

Literature
5. A personal essay presents not only the subject but also a. a persuasive argument b. the writer's personality c. a detailed history of the subject d. figurative language B? Thanks -MC
December 17, 2009 by mysterychicken

english
Can someone please give me some SIMPLE (easy for me to understand) meanings of the following poetry terms? because I am quite confused with the terms...especially alliteration, assonance,consonance, and rhyme. How can I identify them? 1. Poetry 2. Alliteration 3. Assonance 4. ...
April 30, 2009 by anonymous

literature
Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken" and "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"....how are both poems similar? besides the theme but rhyme scheme, use of figurative language or irony
August 21, 2009 by summer

Gifted+Talented English-(Figurative Speech Poetry)
Our assignment is to write a poem on each of the types of figurative speech. simile metaphor synecdoche metonymy personification apostrophe hyperbole understatement irony paradox I have completed every one of them except understatement and paradox. I understand what they are. ...
December 1, 2008 by Brenna

Literature
5. The form of figurative language that uses LIKE, AS, THAN, or RESEMBLES to compare two dissimilar thing is a. a simile b. a direct metaphor c. an implied metaphor d. personification A Thanks -MC
November 18, 2009 by mysterychicken

Reading
The line “Where water is not thirsty” is an example of which type of figurative language? (1 point) a. symbol b. metaphor c. simile d. personification I choose d because give human quality to animal, object, or idea right?
March 13, 2013 by Gia

english
Can you please identify the figurative language (i.e., metaphor, simile, imagery, personification, etc) for each sentence? 1. "We never felt so much power. Like we owned the world. We owned it. I swear we could held it in the palms of our hands and it was up to us whether we ...
September 21, 2014 by Duy

English lit.
Discuss history of the english language referring to major language families, branches,periods,changes, etc
September 6, 2010 by Brittany

literature
An author of a detective novel is most likely to use figurative language to A. suggest hidden meanings. B. mislead the reader. C. help the reader visualize a character. D. entertain the reader.
March 12, 2009 by Anonymous

english language
what are articles and how are they used in the english language. 2)form 3 simple,compound and complex sentences
November 6, 2008 by jamis

English(first additional language)
English is the language of opportunity. why bother to teach indigenous languages?
August 4, 2014 by fikile

english
what are 2 figurative devices from obama's inaugural speech?
January 30, 2009 by mike

English language
English is not my first language and someone just told me: 'my mom was asking about you', what does it mean and what people usually reply to that sort of statement? Thanks
October 26, 2011 by Viola

Eng B
An author of detictive novel is most lkely to use figurative language to A. Entertain the reader. B. help the reader visualize a character. C. suggest hidden meanings. D. mislead the reader. Answer is "B"
April 28, 2013 by Jen

sociolinguistics
does anyone know what a superposed language is? To superpose is to place something OVER something else. In this case, if you are talking about a language, you would be taking a new language and making it the language of common usage. Example, if you are an immigrant into the ...
June 17, 2007 by tea

english
what are two litersl and figurative images in warren pryor?
September 23, 2010 by sam

ENGLISH
When Grizzlies Walked Up Right: Modoc Questions Help Me Please? 1.What event, accident, or situation is being introduced? 2.What are two examples used to catch the readers attention? 3.How is the event broken broken into smaller segments? 4.Three details used to emphasize the ...
September 13, 2014 by Stephanie

english
what does this mean? how can i summarize it ?? "we acquire language not just because we are taught it, but because we are born with the principles of language. They're in our genes. We have language because of nature, not just nurture"
November 14, 2011 by melissa

English
English is the language of opportunity.why bother to teach indigenous language?
May 20, 2014 by Mandisa

Grammar and Composition
check these: list one example of each figurative language device. simile: The robber was as quiet as a mouse. metaphor: The teacher had a heart of stone ? personification: While gazing up at the night sky I saw a smiling moon looking down at me.
October 19, 2009 by y912f

literary
Hi, I don't seem to understand Stephen King's "Why we crave horror movies" Give three examples of figurative language (in this case, a metapor) King uses. For each, explain what two things are being compared and state why you think this is an effective comparison?
September 9, 2010 by Jill

English
Can you proofread this revision and tell me if it looks correct? Thank you. You should invest in a good Dictionary—and a good Thesaurus as well—to help you write well. But you should also realize, as even Samuel Johnson did when he compiled the first English language ...
February 3, 2010 by Robin

English
I want to know all the Rhetorical and Figurative Devices and Examples in the Essay Hidden Lesson by David Suzuki
October 26, 2009 by Derek

english..... please help me again.
please help me on my exam. to make good answer enough.please correct my english and answer if it is relevant to the question. thanks alot. please help me if you can give or add more on my answers. question 2.“Spoken language was the first form of communication between human ...
August 18, 2011 by jessie

english..pls. ms. sue help me
please help me on my exam. to make good answer enough.please correct my english and answer if it is relevant to the question. thanks alot. please help me if you can give or add more on my answers. question 2.“Spoken language was the first form of communication between human ...
August 18, 2011 by jessie

Cultural Diversity
Will someone please check my answer to make sure I have chosen the most appropriate choice. 1. Gabriella speaks Spanish at home with her family and friends. She attends public school where she is learning some English and is instructed in English for all of the subjects. ...
September 4, 2007 by Raven

English
For the deaf, a person used the finger language /the sign language. (Is this one correct? Which expression is correct, finger language or sign language? Thank you.)
May 19, 2010 by rfvv

english
is imagery a figurative device...example.. an oath is taken admist gathering clouds and raging storms
January 31, 2009 by mike

Language Arts
I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree that may in summer wear A nest of robins in her hair; Upon whose ...
January 23, 2010 by Anonymous

7th Grade Language Arts!
1. What type of figurative language is exemplified in the following sentence? The soup was mumbling and grumbling on the old stove. (1 point) personification metaphor simile 2. In writing a poem, sensory details are used to (1 point) compare two unlike things or concepts. give...
April 3, 2013 by Gabby

statistics
do students who learned English as well as another language simultaneously score worse on the SAT critical reading exam than the general population of test takers? the mean score di 501. A random sample of 100 test takers who learned English as another language simultaneously ...
May 8, 2013 by shannon

Ap english
I have to answer a few questions about the essay Ralph Waldo Emerson From Education. (a copy of it is provided on google when you type in -what does emerson mean when he says "nature loves analogies, but not repetitions"?- ) If you have read it or can read it now please help ...
November 8, 2009 by anonymous

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