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Figurative
Language
Personification


Simile                             Metaphor


                Imagery
  Aural imagery
    •Alliteration ...
Personification


Simile                             Metaphor


                Imagery
  Aural imagery
    •Alliteration ...
Simile – comparison using the
words ‘like’ or ‘as’
Similes
As black as...       coal
As light as a...     feather
As clean as a...     whistle
As quick as a...     flash
As ...
Be creative in your
     choice of
   comparison
Being stood up is like being the last fruit on the tree,
            Left to wither through the winter

    Feeling angry ...
Your Turn
As black as...
As light as a...
As clean as a...
As hungry as a...
As proud as a...
As heavy as...
A Simile poem
     By
 Stanley Cook
Like the white curls from a gigantic beard
  Drifting across the barber’s shop floor
    In the breeze from the open door;...
Your Turn
Like the white curls from a gigantic beard
  Drifting across the barber’s shop floor
    In the breeze from the open door;...
Name the Title - D.H. Lawrence

  Like a glove, a black glove thrown up at the light,
  And falling back

  Wings like bit...
Swallows with spools of dark thread sewing
the shadows together
Personification


Simile                             Metaphor


                Imagery
  Aural imagery
    •Alliteration ...
Metaphor – direct comparison
without using the words
‘like’ or ‘as’
What season are you?
What animal are you ?
Musical instrument?
Piece of Furniture?
Who am I?
An owl staring into the darkness,
 A star fruit, bursting with juice.
A dramatic orchestral movement
 And the sk...
How is a wave like a
   mountain?
Hokusai – ‘The Wave’
How is a skater like
the earth in its orbit?
Ted Hughes


With arms swinging, a tremendous skater
On the flimsy ice of space,
The earth leans into its curve -
Norman Nicholson

And chiselled clear on stone
A spider-web of shell,
The thumb print of the sea.
May Swenson



On silent hinges
Open-folds her wings
Applauding hands.
Phoebe Hesketh



Giraffe-tall, gormless somehow,
Heads hanging
Over the next garden.
Gareth Owen

Boredom
Is
Clouds
Black as old slate
Chucking rain straight
On our Housing Estate
All grey
Day long.
Craig Raine


There are men
On the roof of the church
Playing patience,

Tile after tile,
Your Turn
Use a metaphor to describe one of
the following as a phrase or line:

•London Underground
•An electricity pylon
...
Lord Alfred Tennyson

               The Eagle
HE clasps the crag with crooked hands;
Close to the sun in lonely lands,
Ri...
metaphor                        metaphor
HE clasps the crag with crooked hands;
Close to the sun in lonely lands,
Ringed w...
Personification


Simile                             Metaphor


                Imagery
  Aural imagery
    •Alliteration ...
Personification – giving human
qualities to objects & animals
The Sorcerer’s
 Apprentice
The angry clouds marched across the sky.

The lonely train whistle cried out in the night.

    The hungry chainsaw growle...
Which is the
grumpiest?
Who is in charge?
Which is the wisest?
He who owns the whistle, rules the world
              By Roger McGough

           January wind and the sun
           Pl...
The Moon
           By Percy Shelley

AND, like a dying lady lean and pale,
Who totters forth, wrapp'd in a gauzy veil,
Ou...
The story of a 10
  pence piece
Life according to a
      mirror
Your Turn
Use personification to bring one of
the following to life:

•A dentist’s chair
•An ATM machine
•An airport metal...
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Simile Metaphor Personification

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A slideshow I have used with my keystage 3 students with some success

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Simile Metaphor Personification

  1. 1. Figurative Language
  2. 2. Personification Simile Metaphor Imagery Aural imagery •Alliteration Symbol •Assonance •Onomatopoeia
  3. 3. Personification Simile Metaphor Imagery Aural imagery •Alliteration Symbol •Assonance •Onomatopoeia
  4. 4. Simile – comparison using the words ‘like’ or ‘as’
  5. 5. Similes As black as... coal As light as a... feather As clean as a... whistle As quick as a... flash As hungry as a... wolf As proud as a... peacock As sharp as a... needle As heavy as... lead Like a bull in a.. China shop
  6. 6. Be creative in your choice of comparison
  7. 7. Being stood up is like being the last fruit on the tree, Left to wither through the winter Feeling angry is like carrying a volcano in the pit of your stomach that threatens to erupt at any moment The leaves fell from the tree like a thousand paratroopers Leaping into battle behind enemy lines The class was as boring as counting the perforations in a bag of PG tips!
  8. 8. Your Turn As black as... As light as a... As clean as a... As hungry as a... As proud as a... As heavy as...
  9. 9. A Simile poem By Stanley Cook
  10. 10. Like the white curls from a gigantic beard Drifting across the barber’s shop floor In the breeze from the open door; Like the broken parts of the ice floe Afloat on the blue of the ocean, Drifting southward from the Pole; Like a heavily laden treasure fleet In a light wind on the calm sea, Hardly moving with all sails set; Like suds of foam from the waterfall That lathers the rocks at its foot, Gliding over a tranquil pool; Like wool from a fleece, Like smoke from a fire, Like islands in the sky.
  11. 11. Your Turn
  12. 12. Like the white curls from a gigantic beard Drifting across the barber’s shop floor In the breeze from the open door; Like the broken parts of the ice floe Afloat on the blue of the ocean, Drifting southward from the Pole; Like a heavily laden treasure fleet In a light wind on the calm sea, Hardly moving with all sails set; Like suds of foam from the waterfall That lathers the rocks at its foot, Gliding over a tranquil pool; Like wool from a fleece, Like smoke from a fire, Like islands in the sky.
  13. 13. Name the Title - D.H. Lawrence Like a glove, a black glove thrown up at the light, And falling back Wings like bits of umbrella Hanging upside down like rows of disgusting old rags And grinning in their sleep
  14. 14. Swallows with spools of dark thread sewing the shadows together
  15. 15. Personification Simile Metaphor Imagery Aural imagery •Alliteration Symbol •Assonance •Onomatopoeia
  16. 16. Metaphor – direct comparison without using the words ‘like’ or ‘as’
  17. 17. What season are you?
  18. 18. What animal are you ?
  19. 19. Musical instrument?
  20. 20. Piece of Furniture?
  21. 21. Who am I? An owl staring into the darkness, A star fruit, bursting with juice. A dramatic orchestral movement And the sky just after a storm. A swirling black cloak And a whispered secret.
  22. 22. How is a wave like a mountain?
  23. 23. Hokusai – ‘The Wave’
  24. 24. How is a skater like the earth in its orbit?
  25. 25. Ted Hughes With arms swinging, a tremendous skater On the flimsy ice of space, The earth leans into its curve -
  26. 26. Norman Nicholson And chiselled clear on stone A spider-web of shell, The thumb print of the sea.
  27. 27. May Swenson On silent hinges Open-folds her wings Applauding hands.
  28. 28. Phoebe Hesketh Giraffe-tall, gormless somehow, Heads hanging Over the next garden.
  29. 29. Gareth Owen Boredom Is Clouds Black as old slate Chucking rain straight On our Housing Estate All grey Day long.
  30. 30. Craig Raine There are men On the roof of the church Playing patience, Tile after tile,
  31. 31. Your Turn Use a metaphor to describe one of the following as a phrase or line: •London Underground •An electricity pylon •A rhinoceros •A hive of bees •Fog
  32. 32. Lord Alfred Tennyson The Eagle HE clasps the crag with crooked hands; Close to the sun in lonely lands, Ringed with the azure world, he stands. The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls; He watches from his mountain walls, And like a thunderbolt he falls.
  33. 33. metaphor metaphor HE clasps the crag with crooked hands; Close to the sun in lonely lands, Ringed with the azure world, he stands. The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls; He watches from his mountain walls, And like a thunderbolt he falls. ? simile
  34. 34. Personification Simile Metaphor Imagery Aural imagery •Alliteration Symbol •Assonance •Onomatopoeia
  35. 35. Personification – giving human qualities to objects & animals
  36. 36. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
  37. 37. The angry clouds marched across the sky. The lonely train whistle cried out in the night. The hungry chainsaw growled loudly. The stubborn dense fog swallowed us. The evening stars winked at me from the sky.
  38. 38. Which is the grumpiest?
  39. 39. Who is in charge?
  40. 40. Which is the wisest?
  41. 41. He who owns the whistle, rules the world By Roger McGough January wind and the sun Playing truant again. Rain beginning to scratch Its fingernails across The blackboard sky In the playground Kids divebomb, corner At Silverstone or execute Traitors. Armed With my Acme Thunderer I step outside, Take a deep breath And bring the world To a standstill.
  42. 42. The Moon By Percy Shelley AND, like a dying lady lean and pale, Who totters forth, wrapp'd in a gauzy veil, Out of her chamber, led by the insane And feeble wanderings of her fading brain, The moon arose up in the murky east, A white and shapeless mass. Art thou pale for weariness Of climbing heaven and gazing on the earth, Wandering companionless Among the stars that have a different birth, And ever changing, like a joyless eye That finds no object worth its constancy?
  43. 43. The story of a 10 pence piece
  44. 44. Life according to a mirror
  45. 45. Your Turn Use personification to bring one of the following to life: •A dentist’s chair •An ATM machine •An airport metal detector •A vending machine •A defibrillator

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