Figurative language in literature is language that uses words or expressions with a meaning that is different from its literal interpretation. By being literal we mean exactly what we say. An author is literal when they state facts. When they choose to use figurative language they are often trying to make a literary point by using exaggeration or comparison to appeal to the readers senses. This makes their writing more powerful and vivid.
There are many different types of figurative language. It is very common in poetry but is also used in fiction and non-fiction as well. Our class novel, this first term, is the ‘The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe‘ by C.S.Lewis. A classic children’s book which is as far as I’m concerned, timeless. For novel study, I have created some posters using quotations from the book to aid figurative language understanding and teaching.
The posters use images, from the internet; I have no claim over them whatsoever. This resource has been created for educational purposes only, to help children become familiar with the world of figurative language.
If this is something that interests you, you can download them for free HERE for your personal use.
Leave a quote below if you find a quote in The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe that uses figurative speech and what type it is.
Let’s see how many we can find!
Till next time…