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Figurative LanguageSimiles and Metaphors
Figurative Language• A writers tool• It helps the reader  to visualize (see)  what the writer is  thinking• It puts a pict...
Simile         • A simile is used           to compare two           things         • It uses the words           “like” o...
Simile         • Krissy is as pretty           as a picture.         • Her hair shines           like the sun.         • H...
Metaphor           • A metaphor is used             to compare two             things           • Instead of saying       ...
Metaphor• John’s mind is a computer.• My mom is a workhorse.• Bob is a snake in the grass.
Simile• Marty’s feet  smell like  rotten fish.
Metaphor• Ginger is an  angel.
Alliteration
What is Alliteration?  Alliteration is the repetition of initial      consonant sound in two or more      neighboring word...
Let’s look at another  example…         WEATHERWhether the weather be fineOr whether the weather be                not,Whe...
What is the purpose ofAlliteration?
The purpose of alliteration is to create aconsistent pattern that catches the minds eye            and focuses attention. ...
The railroad tracks ran right through the            center of town. Alliteration makes the reader read faster, thereby ad...
Alliterative poems tend to be       tongue twisters. They are     written for the fun they bring          when they are re...
Rules for Alliteration
Proper alliteration is NOT a               repetition of letters; it is a repetition               of sound.For example, n...
Alliteration is NOT justrepeating consonant sounds at the beginning of words, it  could be in the middle of a word. This i...
Alliteration is all around us!Take some time to look around and notice…
In a Story or poetry…      Fresh Fish      Do you like fresh fish?      Its just fine at Finneys Diner.      Finney also h...
In Sports (Sports writers REALLY love            alliteration!)…
On Billboards in advertising…
On the World Wide Web…
Restaurants advertise using the help of             alliteration.
Product Advertising (another HUGE user of              alliteration)
Brand Names
Store Names
TelevisionCan you think of other examples?
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  1. 1. Figurative LanguageSimiles and Metaphors
  2. 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. 3. Simile • A simile is used to compare two things • It uses the words “like” or “as” to make comparisons.
  4. 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. 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. 6. Metaphor• John’s mind is a computer.• My mom is a workhorse.• Bob is a snake in the grass.
  7. 7. Simile• Marty’s feet smell like rotten fish.
  8. 8. Metaphor• Ginger is an angel.
  9. 9. Alliteration
  10. 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. http://www.sil.org/lingualinks/literacy/otherresources/glossaryofliteracyterms/WhatIsAlliteration.htm
  11. 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. 12. What is the purpose ofAlliteration?
  13. 13. The purpose of alliteration is to create aconsistent pattern that catches the minds eye and focuses attention. -http://www.techwr-l.com/techwhirl/archives/9810/techwhirl-9810-00362.html
  14. 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. 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. 16. Rules for Alliteration
  17. 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.http://alliteration.net/field5.htm
  18. 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. 19. Alliteration is all around us!Take some time to look around and notice…
  20. 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. 21. In Sports (Sports writers REALLY love alliteration!)…
  22. 22. On Billboards in advertising…
  23. 23. On the World Wide Web…
  24. 24. Restaurants advertise using the help of alliteration.
  25. 25. Product Advertising (another HUGE user of alliteration)
  26. 26. Brand Names
  27. 27. Store Names
  28. 28. TelevisionCan you think of other examples?
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