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  • 1. Figurative LanguageSimiles and Metaphors
  • 2. Figurative Language• A writers tool• It helps the reader to visualize (see) what the writer is thinking• It puts a picture in the readers mind
  • 3. Simile • A simile is used to compare two things • It uses the words “like” or “as” to make comparisons.
  • 4. Simile • Krissy is as pretty as a picture. • Her hair shines like the sun. • Her eyes sparkle like the stars in the sky.
  • 5. Metaphor • A metaphor is used to compare two things • Instead of saying something is “like” or “as” --- a metaphor states that it just IS.
  • 6. Metaphor• John’s mind is a computer.• My mom is a workhorse.• Bob is a snake in the grass.
  • 7. Simile• Marty’s feet smell like rotten fish.
  • 8. Metaphor• Ginger is an angel.
  • 9. Alliteration
  • 10. What is Alliteration? Alliteration is the repetition of initial consonant sound in two or more neighboring words or syllables. Also known as Initial Rhyme.Here are some examples:• the wild winds of winter• Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
  • 11. Let’s look at another example… WEATHERWhether the weather be fineOr whether the weather be not,Whether the weather be coldOr whether the weather be hot, Well weather the weather Whatever the weather, Whether we like it or not.             -- Anonymous
  • 12. What is the purpose ofAlliteration?
  • 13. The purpose of alliteration is to create aconsistent pattern that catches the minds eye and focuses attention. -
  • 14. The railroad tracks ran right through the center of town. Alliteration makes the reader read faster, thereby adding a sense of speed and intensity to the sentence. WriteGuide’s Letter Writing Program
  • 15. Alliterative poems tend to be tongue twisters. They are written for the fun they bring when they are read!She sells seashells by the seashore!
  • 16. Rules for Alliteration
  • 17. Proper alliteration is NOT a repetition of letters; it is a repetition of sound.For example, never and knight alliterate because they begin with the sameconsonant sound.Conversely, even though tin and thank begin with the same letter, they donot alliterate because they don’t begin with the same consonant sound.
  • 18. Alliteration is NOT justrepeating consonant sounds at the beginning of words, it could be in the middle of a word. This is also known as “consonance.”
  • 19. Alliteration is all around us!Take some time to look around and notice…
  • 20. In a Story or poetry… Fresh Fish Do you like fresh fish? Its just fine at Finneys Diner. Finney also has some fresher fish thats fresher and much finer. But his best fish is his freshest fish and Finney says with pride, "The finest fish at Finneys is my freshest fish, French-fried!" "Oh say can you say" Dr. Seuss, 1979
  • 21. In Sports (Sports writers REALLY love alliteration!)…
  • 22. On Billboards in advertising…
  • 23. On the World Wide Web…
  • 24. Restaurants advertise using the help of alliteration.
  • 25. Product Advertising (another HUGE user of alliteration)
  • 26. Brand Names
  • 27. Store Names
  • 28. TelevisionCan you think of other examples?