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Lesson- Metaphors (ppt)


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Lesson- Metaphors (ppt)

  1. 1. Metaphors! <ul><li>Agenda November 8, 2011: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction- Watch “Metaphor” Video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>discuss the meaning of a metaphor </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activity- Read Sylvia Plath’s Metaphors as a class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>discuss the piece in small groups </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activity- Create individual “I Am” poems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Closure- Students volunteer to read aloud their “I am” poems </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Metaphor Video <ul><li> </li></ul>
  3. 3. Defining Metaphor <ul><li>Metaphor (n): </li></ul><ul><li>1. A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable. </li></ul><ul><li>2. A thing regarded as representative or symbolic of something else, esp. something abstract. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Farmer of the sea = fisherman </li></ul><ul><li>“ I am a night owl”= someone who stays up late </li></ul>
  4. 4. “ Metaphors” by Sylvia Plath <ul><li>I’m a riddle in nine syllables, </li></ul><ul><li>An elephant, a ponderous house. </li></ul><ul><li>A melon strolling on two tendrils. </li></ul><ul><li>O red fruit, ivory, fine timbers! </li></ul><ul><li>This loaf’s big with its yeasty rising. </li></ul><ul><li>Money’s new-minted in this fat purse. </li></ul><ul><li>I’m a means, a stage, a cow in calf. </li></ul><ul><li>I’ve eaten a bag of green apples, </li></ul><ul><li>Boarded the train there’s no getting off. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Activity for “Metaphors” <ul><li>You will... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Actively listen to a second reading of Plath’s Metaphors. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Identify 3 metaphors Plath uses in the poem. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Interpret the meaning of Plath’s metaphors and how they represent her as a person. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fill in the “Metaphor” worksheet with your metaphor and interpretation. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. “I am” poem <ul><li>I am _______, </li></ul><ul><li>_______ , _______, </li></ul><ul><li>I am _______ , </li></ul><ul><li>I have _______ . </li></ul>I am an endless ceiling, an aquarium, a ticking clock, I am art in a museum, I have been to the bottom of the ocean. ---Example of “I am” Poem
  7. 7. Activity- “I am” poem <ul><li>After hearing an example of an “I am” poem, you will use the template worksheet to create your own. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Remember! Be as creative and descriptive as you possibly can be. Teachers will be strolling the classroom to answer any of your questions. Happy Writing! </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. To wrap up class... <ul><li>Take the last few minutes of the period to read your poem aloud to the class. We will be calling on volunteers to read their poem aloud. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember! When you read your poem aloud- speak loudly, confidently, and don’t worry about any mistakes that might be made; start again or just read through it. </li></ul>