PPT for Presentation ZenBonnie Smith Please Stop at Slide 21 (those listed after that still need some work and may be eliminated later)**Introduction to Figurative LanguageA Metaphor is a comparison of 2 things that are basically unlike but have some qualities in Common.A Simile is a figure of speech that makes a comparison between t unlike things but they use the word LIKE or AS; Similes are easier to find since they have Clue words LIKE asThe comparison can not be taken literally but look for the COMMON ground , likeness, comparison, or analog between them
Figurative languageAre comparisons, exaggerations, understatements, to make you reading more interesting…it brings LIFE to you reading makes it MAGICAL
Here are some commonly known Metaphors you already know Tell me what this one is (putting all your ducks in a row)
**Hitting the Nail on the Head
***MetaphorRunning on Empty
Find again and Replace PIX with less grainy(kept in as it was submitted as a sample slide)He is such a CRY BABY metaphorsYou are comparing some your age to a very young child who can not handle any controversy or stress
Now That’s a Horse of a Different Color
Metaphors are COMMON in your daily lifeThey are in the SONGS you are very familiar with:Carrie Underwood’s song CowboayCassanova: Looks like a cool drink of water, but he’s candy coated misery; He’s the devil in disguise; a snake with blue eyesLed Zepplin: Stairway to Heaven: There’s a lady who’s sure all that glitters is gold and she’s buying a stairway to heavenStyx: Come Sail away with me
“ I’m gonna Dance with you “
In some of the Poems that you will be reading there will references to The Hurdles in LIFe you have to face.. or in this case leep over and not let them slow you down or stop you.
poems that have to do Life’s Journey Man That GUY has “ a long road ahead of him” ROAD of LIFE; perhaps a long road to his recovery as in AARefer to poem “ Two Road Diverged in a Yellow Woods” Garth Broook’s song “The River” where both compare the road/river to Life’s Journey The River: You know a dream is like a river ever changin’ as it flowsKid Rock Born FreeFast on a rough road riding; High, through the mounts climbing Young, like a new moon rising Free, like a river ragingMaking Decisions and life choices
What does this one mean? Sunset of your Life… How OLD are you in the SUNSET of your LIFE If a person’s life span was to be 100… where are you?
If you have KICKED THE BUCKET You are now Pushing up Daisy s it may mean that ….. YOUR DEAD !
IN Metaphor and Similes LOOK for the comparison the clouds are being compared to balls of cotton
SimileThe river was ready to ice over, creating a surfacethat was as smooth as glass
SIMILE the sun shone LIKE a beacon in the nightThe SUN is being compared to a beam of guiding light like the lights that used to be on lighthouses; they used to help ships by giving them a guiding light to the shore line
Life is Like a Roller Coaster; It has many ups and downs; Many like exciting thrills rides and Some a little lowOrDating him was like a wild roller coaster ride it had many ups and downs
METAPHORThe trees created a protective canopy from the sun change to SIMILE= the canopy was LIKE a protective canopy
You are comparing a person to a Firecracker…. What do they both have in COMMONExplosive personality, full of explosive powder,Carrie Underwoods song refers to a Cowboy Cassnovaas the devil in disguise; a cool drink of water; a snake with blue eyes; he’s candy coated misery you’d better run for your life
In the News recently EGYPT His country is revolting against Dictatorship, they want democracyIts Time for the Egyptian President to PASS the BATON Time for a newAuthority or Time to RETIRE
SIMILEThe Lake reflected LIKE a mirror… a mirror imageGlacier lake, Aspen, Maroon Bells
METAPHORSThe field was a rainbow of color (look for another in henry field seed catalog tulips )
MetaphorHe lives in “La La Land”Does he really? Where do you think he is?
We have just gone through 2 of the SHAMPOO menmonicsSHAMPOO SIMILE hyperbole alliteration METAPHOR personification oxymoron onomatopoeia
GVIE assignment -- tell them to plan ahead and DON’T RUN OUT OF TIMEWho is Running out of TIME (the MAN )So the Comparison is between the MAN and the Sand TimerWhat happens when the sand is all gone…what happens to you