FIGURATIVE
LANGUAGE
Day 1:
 What is

Figurative
Language?
Day 1:
What are the types of figurative language?
- Simile
- Metaphor
- Personification
- Onomatopoeia
- Idiom
- Alliterat...
Day 1: Independent
 Copy the definitions into the back of your Poetry
Book.
- Simile = a comparison of two things using l...
Day 2: Similes/Metaphors
 Let’s take a look at the two types of

comparisons and see if we can decide which
is which…
 D...
Day 2: Independent
1. Read the poem.
2. Highlight any similes you see using a yellow

highlighter or marker.
3. Underline ...
Day 3: Similes/Metaphors
 Let’s review:
 Simile = a comparison of two things using like or

as
 Metaphor = a comparison...
Day 3: Independent
1. Using your IDR book, read to see if you can

find any similes or metaphors.
2. Copy down one on a st...
Day 4: Personification
Personification means giving human
qualities or feelings to something that is not
alive.
Examples:
...
Day 4: Personification
1. Circle the subject of the sentence (who or

what).
2. Underline the human quality or feeling bei...
Day 4: Independent
 Complete the Personification handout.

 Then, reading your IDR book, look for
examples of personific...
Day 5: Personification
1. Read the poem.
2. Copy down examples of personification in

the chart below under “Accurate Text...
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Figurative language

  1. 1. FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE
  2. 2. Day 1:  What is Figurative Language?
  3. 3. Day 1: What are the types of figurative language? - Simile - Metaphor - Personification - Onomatopoeia - Idiom - Alliteration - Hyperbole
  4. 4. Day 1: Independent  Copy the definitions into the back of your Poetry Book. - Simile = a comparison of two things using like or as - Metaphor = a comparison of two things not using like or as - Personification = giving a thing human qualities or feelings - Onomatopoeia = naming a thing or action by imitating the sound it makes or has - Idiom = an expression in 1 language that cannot be directly translated - Alliteration = repeating of the beginning sounds in two or more words next to each other - Hyperbole = big exaggeration, usually with humor
  5. 5. Day 2: Similes/Metaphors  Let’s take a look at the two types of comparisons and see if we can decide which is which…  Do Slides 1-6 Similes and Metaphors Poetry Devices 1
  6. 6. Day 2: Independent 1. Read the poem. 2. Highlight any similes you see using a yellow highlighter or marker. 3. Underline any metaphors you see using a pencil. If you finish early, choose 2 similes that you found, and 2 metaphors that you found. Write these on the back of your paper, and explain how you know they are similes and metaphors.
  7. 7. Day 3: Similes/Metaphors  Let’s review:  Simile = a comparison of two things using like or as  Metaphor = a comparison of two things without using like or as. 1. Do Slides 7 & 8 Similes and Metaphors Poetry Devices 1
  8. 8. Day 3: Independent 1. Using your IDR book, read to see if you can find any similes or metaphors. 2. Copy down one on a sticky note (writing the whole sentence), and write down the page number. 3. Stick your sticky note to either the simile or metaphor chart. 4. Keep reading and hunting for more!
  9. 9. Day 4: Personification Personification means giving human qualities or feelings to something that is not alive. Examples: The siren screamed loudly, screeching at everyone to get out of the way! Crying crocodile tears, the clouds let their sadness fall. The trees moved their knobby fingers in the eerie shadows.
  10. 10. Day 4: Personification 1. Circle the subject of the sentence (who or what). 2. Underline the human quality or feeling being given to that subject. 1. The car groaned into third gear. 2. The tropical storm slept for two days. 3. The clouds spit rain all day long. 4. The diamond ring jumped out at her!
  11. 11. Day 4: Independent  Complete the Personification handout.  Then, reading your IDR book, look for examples of personification.  Write them on a sticky (with the page number) and place on the personification chart.
  12. 12. Day 5: Personification 1. Read the poem. 2. Copy down examples of personification in the chart below under “Accurate Text Quote.” 3. Write what you think the author meant under “My Thinking about the Author’s Words.”
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