Using personification enhances a description, as it makes the non-living subject come to life, thus exciting readers.
To learn to recognise and use different types of literary language.
WHY?•Literary Language not only give vividdescriptions,•But also to express ideas in new,imaginative ways.•Often used to express complex ideas,•Make a meaning fresher and•Capture a physical or sensory effect.TB Pg.159
Its been a hard days night, and Ive been working like a dog The BeatlesSimiles and Metaphors All the worlds a stage,And all the men and women merely players They have their exits and their entrances William Shakespeare
Simile (TB Pg. 159)• To make a direct comparison between two dissimilar things.• Points out a similarity between the two and allows us to understand the first thing better.• Often identified with the presence of a connecting verb eg. ‘like’ or ‘as’• Forrest Gump: My momma always said, "Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what youre gonna get."Refer to TB pg 160 Willow and Ginkgo
Metaphor (TB Pg. 161)• Describes something by referring to it as something else.• Points out similarities between two dissimilar things.• Unlike similes, do not use connecting verb eg. ‘like’ or ‘as’.• The shop was a little gold-mineRefer to TB pg 161 Super Duper
Simile MetaphorYour eyes are like You are my the sun. sunshine.He eats like a pig. He is a pig.He lives like a pig.
Task OneIdentify whether the sentence is an example of a metaphor or simile.For example, The clouds were fluffy like cotton wool. (SIMILE)4. As slippery as an eel.5. Arnie was a man-mountain.6. He was a lion in battle.7. She is as pretty as a picture.8. The striker was a goal machine.9. The moon was a misty shadow.10.My friend has a face like a bag of spanners.
Task One (Ans)Identify whether the sentence is an example of a metaphor or simile.For example, The clouds were fluffy like cotton wool. (SIMILE)• As slippery as an eel. simile• Arnie was a man-mountain. metaphor• He was a lion in battle. metaphor• She is as pretty as a picture. simile• The striker was a goal machine. metaphor• The moon was a misty shadow. metaphor• My friend has a face like a bag of spanners. simile
Task TwoNow you are going to make up similes of your own by copying and finishing these sentences. For example: As good as gold4. To soar like5. As sharp as6. As cold as7. To drink like8. As hard as9. To fight like10. He ran as fast as11. Slippery like
Task TwoNow you are going to make up similes of your own by copying and finishing these sentences. For example: As good as gold• To soar like an eagle• As sharp as a knife• As cold as ice• To drink like a fish• As hard as rock• To fight like cats and dogs• He ran as fast as the wind• Slippery like a eel
Firework (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGJuMBdaqIw)Do you ever feel like a plastic bag You just gotta ignite the light and let it shineDrifting through the wind, wanting to start again? Just own the night like the 4th of JulyDo you ever feel, feel so paper thinLike a house of cards, one blow from caving in? Cause baby youre a firework Come on, show em what youre worthDo you ever feel already buried deep? Make em go, ohSix feet under screams but no one seems to hear a thing As you shoot across the skyDo you know that theres still a chance for youCause theres a spark in you? Baby, youre a firework Come on, let your colors burstYou just gotta ignite the light and let it shine Make em go, ohJust own the night like the 4th of July Youre gonna leave em falling downCause baby, youre a firework Boom, boom, boomCome on, show em what youre worth Even brighter than the moon, moon, moonMake em go, oh Its always been inside of you, you, youAs you shoot across the sky And now its time to let it through Cause baby youre a fireworkBaby, youre a firework Come on, show em what youre worthCome on, let your colors burst Make em go, ohMake em go, oh As you shoot across the skyYoure gonna leave em falling down Baby, youre a fireworkYou dont have to feel like a waste of space Come on, let your colors burstYoure original, cannot be replaced Make em go, ohIf you only knew what the future holds Youre gonna leave em falling downAfter a hurricane comes a rainbow Boom, boom, boomMaybe youre reason why all the doors are closed Even brighter than the moon, moon, moonSo you could open one that leads you to the perfect road Boom, boom, boomLike a lightning bolt, your heart will blow Even brighter than the moon, moon, moonAnd when its time, youll know
PERSONification Uses a non-human subject and gives it human characteristics.
Some examples…• Don’t let this chance walk out of the door!• My mobile phone seems to be throwing afit. I cannot switch it on at all!• I watched love pass me by…• The lovely pair of shoes is calling out to meto become its owner.
Why is it useful to use PERSONification in writing? We identify more closely with an object or idea when it is endowed with human characteristics, making it useful for expressing thoughts and feelings