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Figurative Language


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Figurative Language

  1. 1. Figurative Language
  2. 2. Simile and Hyperbole
  3. 3. Hyperbole <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hyperbole is an exaggerated statement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What does it look like? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I am so hungry, I could eat a moose! </li></ul></ul>Really? Could you eat me? I mean, I’m a MOOSE. I’m really big! I’m as big as a moose!! Hey, is that a simile?!
  4. 4. Hyperbole <ul><li>Check out this example of hyperbole: </li></ul><ul><li>His feet were as big as a barge. </li></ul><ul><li>It looks like a simile. It is comparing foot size to the size of a barge. But, a barge is approximately 700 feet long. Imagine getting a pair of shoes that big! </li></ul>We might be big, but we’re not that big!
  5. 5. Hyperbole <ul><li>How about this one? </li></ul><ul><li>That was so funny that I nearly died laughing ! </li></ul>Ha, ha, ha! It was pretty funny, but I’m not really going to DIE! Geez, that wouldn’t be funny at all!
  6. 6. Your Turn! <ul><li>Write your own hyperboles. Make at least 5! </li></ul><ul><li>Remember, make an exaggerated connection that is humorous. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Personification <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personification gives human qualities to objects, plants, or animals. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What does it look like? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The microwave oven told me my popcorn was ready. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do microwave ovens think & talk? </li></ul><ul><li>How did the microwave tell you that the popcorn was ready? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is this a good example of personification? </li></ul>HEY YOU! Your popcorn is ready!
  8. 8. Examples of personification <ul><li>The strawberry seemed to sing, &quot;Eat me first!&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>The rain kissed my cheeks as it fell. </li></ul><ul><li>The daffodils nodded their yellow heads. </li></ul><ul><li>The car engine coughed and sputtered. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Classic Poetry Using Personification <ul><li>Two Sunflowers Move in the Yellow Room. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Ah, William, we're weary of weather,&quot; said the sunflowers, shining with dew. &quot;Our traveling habits have tired us. Can you give us a room with a view?&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>They arranged themselves at the window and counted the steps of the sun, and they both took root in the carpet where the topaz tortoises run. By William Blake (1757-1827) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Your Turn! <ul><li>Think of an object or an animal. </li></ul><ul><li>Write down several qualities that describe it. </li></ul><ul><li>Find a human characteristic that you can connect to it. </li></ul><ul><li>Create your example of personification. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Alliteration <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The repetition of the same beginning sound in several words </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What does it look like? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All the angry alligators ate Allison’s apples. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The A sound is repeated over and over again at the beginning of most of the word. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Alliteration
  13. 13. Your Turn! <ul><li>Write 2 alliterations about penguins </li></ul><ul><li>Write 2 alliterations about a topic of your choice </li></ul><ul><li>Remember: </li></ul><ul><li>Be Creative </li></ul><ul><li>Use the DICTIONARY for ideas! </li></ul><ul><li>Write about what you like, what you are interested in, and what you think is fun! </li></ul>
  14. 14. Onomatopoeia <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Words that sound like the noises they make </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What does it look like? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Buzz, Smash, Boom </li></ul></ul>We’re bees, so we BUZZ MOO!
  15. 15. Onomatopoeia <ul><li>Check out this exampe: </li></ul><ul><li>The vase made a loud smash as it shattered on the floor. </li></ul>
  16. 16. TRY THIS! An onomatopoeia is a type of word that sounds like the thing it is describing. 1. Match the following sentences to the onomatopoeia that describes them. 2. Put each of the onomatopoeias into a sentence. 3. Can you think of any more onomatopoeias? List them. A plate being dropped on the floor. TINKLE A balloon being burst. BANG A gun being shot. SMASH Someone eating chips. GROWL A light being switched on. POP A fierce dog. CRUNCH A small bell being rung. CLICK
  17. 17. Your Turn! <ul><li>Read the poem and write down any examples of onomatopoeia you can find! </li></ul><ul><li>Noises By Danielle Caryl The click of the clock, the creak of the stair, The squeak of a mouse and the swoosh of the air. The groan of the house as it settles below, And outside the window, the patter of snow. The scruff of the dog's paws below where I rest, The rattle of the window that seems to face West. The jingle of bells from a wind chime next door The unearthly sounds of a truly loud snore. The crunching of snow under an animal's feet, The honk of a horn from right down the street. So many noises I just want to weep, Is it too much to ask for some sleep? </li></ul>
  18. 18. Your Turn! <ul><li>Make an amazing onomatopoeia creation by making a comic strip that uses at least four examples of onomatopoeia. </li></ul><ul><li>Set up your paper like a comic! </li></ul>