Figurative language similemetaphor

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Figurative language similemetaphor

  1. 1. FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE Similes & Metaphors
  2. 2. Simile
  3. 3. SimileComparison using like or as.
  4. 4. SimileComparison using like or as.Of two dissimilar objects or ideas
  5. 5. SimileComparison using like or as.Of two dissimilar objects or ideasTo paint a picture with words
  6. 6. Simile Comparison using like or as. Of two dissimilar objects or ideas To paint a picture with words E.g.– his feet were as big as boats– I rushed across town like a speeding train.
  7. 7. Analyzing Similes
  8. 8. Analyzing SimilesA comparison between two things using ‘like/as’
  9. 9. Analyzing SimilesA comparison between two things using ‘like/as’ I wandered lonely as a cloud.
  10. 10. Analyzing SimilesA comparison between two things using ‘like/as’ I wandered lonely as a cloud.Identify what is being compared. Phrasing: (subject) isbeing compared to (thing compared to)
  11. 11. Analyzing SimilesA comparison between two things using ‘like/as’ I wandered lonely as a cloud.Identify what is being compared. Phrasing: (subject) isbeing compared to (thing compared to) Speaker’s wandering is compared to a lone cloud.
  12. 12. Analyzing SimilesA comparison between two things using ‘like/as’ I wandered lonely as a cloud.Identify what is being compared. Phrasing: (subject) isbeing compared to (thing compared to) Speaker’s wandering is compared to a lone cloud.Implied meaning of a ‘lone cloud’?
  13. 13. Analyzing SimilesA comparison between two things using ‘like/as’ I wandered lonely as a cloud.Identify what is being compared. Phrasing: (subject) isbeing compared to (thing compared to) Speaker’s wandering is compared to a lone cloud.Implied meaning of a ‘lone cloud’? Speaker feels free but alone and aimless like a cloud.
  14. 14. Willow and GinkgoBy Eve Merriam The willow is like an etching, Fine-lined against the sky. The ginkgo is like a crude sketch Hardly worthy to be signed. The willow’s music is like a soprano, Delicate and thin. The ginkgo’s tune is like a chorus With everyone joining in
  15. 15. Willow and GinkgoBy Eve Merriam The willow is sleek as a velvet-nosed calf; The ginkgo is leathery as an old bull. The willow’s branches are like silken thread; The ginkgo’s like stubby rough wool.
  16. 16. Willow and GinkgoBy Eve Merriam The willow is like an etching, Fine-lined against the sky. The ginkgo is like a crude sketch Hardly worthy to be signed. The willow’s music is like a soprano, Delicate and thin. The ginkgo’s tune is like a chorus With everyone joining in
  17. 17. Willow and GinkgoBy Eve Merriam The willow is like an etching, Fine-lined against the sky. The ginkgo is like a crude sketch Hardly worthy to be signed. The willow’s music is like a soprano, Delicate and thin. The ginkgo’s tune is like a chorus With everyone joining in
  18. 18. Willow and GinkgoBy Eve Merriam The willow is like an etching, Fine-lined against the sky. The ginkgo is like a crude sketch Hardly worthy to be signed. The willow’s music is like a soprano, Delicate and thin. The ginkgo’s tune is like a chorus With everyone joining in
  19. 19. Willow and GinkgoBy Eve Merriam The willow is like an etching, Fine-lined against the sky. The ginkgo is like a crude sketch Hardly worthy to be signed. The willow’s music is like a soprano, Delicate and thin. The ginkgo’s tune is like a chorus With everyone joining in
  20. 20. Willow and GinkgoBy Eve Merriam The willow is like an etching, Fine-lined against the sky. The ginkgo is like a crude sketch Hardly worthy to be signed. The willow’s music is like a soprano, Delicate and thin. The ginkgo’s tune is like a chorus With everyone joining in
  21. 21. Willow and GinkgoBy Eve Merriam The willow is sleek as a velvet-nosed calf; The ginkgo is leathery as an old bull. The willow’s branches are like silken thread; The ginkgo’s like stubby rough wool.
  22. 22. Willow and GinkgoBy Eve Merriam The willow is sleek as a velvet-nosed calf; The ginkgo is leathery as an old bull. The willow’s branches are like silken thread; The ginkgo’s like stubby rough wool.
  23. 23. Willow and GinkgoBy Eve Merriam The willow is sleek as a velvet-nosed calf; The ginkgo is leathery as an old bull. The willow’s branches are like silken thread; The ginkgo’s like stubby rough wool.
  24. 24. Willow and GinkgoBy Eve Merriam The willow is sleek as a velvet-nosed calf; The ginkgo is leathery as an old bull. The willow’s branches are like silken thread; The ginkgo’s like stubby rough wool.
  25. 25. Willow and GinkgoBy Eve Merriam The willow is sleek as a velvet-nosed calf; The ginkgo is leathery as an old bull. The willow’s branches are like silken thread; The ginkgo’s like stubby rough wool.
  26. 26. TASK!
  27. 27. TASK!Write down the comparisons the poet has used to describe both the willow tree and the ginkgo tree.
  28. 28. TASK!Write down the comparisons the poet has used to describe both the willow tree and the ginkgo tree.Use these descriptions to help you sketch out your impression of both the willow tree and the ginkgo tree.
  29. 29. Does your willow tree look like this?
  30. 30. Does your willow tree look like this?The willow’s branches are like silken thread…
  31. 31. … like a nymph with streaming hair…
  32. 32. … like a nymph with streaming hair… …The willow dips into the water…
  33. 33. Does your ginkgo tree look like this?
  34. 34. Does your ginkgo tree look like this? The ginkgo is like a crude sketch…
  35. 35. Theginkgo’s like stubby rough wool…
  36. 36. The ginkgo forces its way through gray concrete…
  37. 37. The ginkgo forces its way through gray concrete… Like a city child, it grows up in the street…
  38. 38. The ginkgo forces its way through gray concrete… Like a city child, it grows up in the street… Thrust against the metal sky…
  39. 39. Metaphors
  40. 40. MetaphorsA total connection to 2 different objects
  41. 41. MetaphorsA total connection to 2 different objectsEmbraces the qualities of the thing beingcompared to
  42. 42. MetaphorsA total connection to 2 different objectsEmbraces the qualities of the thing beingcompared toE.g. John is a pig
  43. 43. Analyzing Metaphors
  44. 44. Analyzing MetaphorsOne thing defined as another using ‘is’/ ‘was’
  45. 45. Analyzing MetaphorsOne thing defined as another using ‘is’/ ‘was’ Grace’s eyes were a reservoir.
  46. 46. Analyzing MetaphorsOne thing defined as another using ‘is’/ ‘was’ Grace’s eyes were a reservoir.Identify what is being compared
  47. 47. Analyzing MetaphorsOne thing defined as another using ‘is’/ ‘was’ Grace’s eyes were a reservoir.Identify what is being compared Grace’s eyes and a reservoir.
  48. 48. Analyzing MetaphorsOne thing defined as another using ‘is’/ ‘was’ Grace’s eyes were a reservoir.Identify what is being compared Grace’s eyes and a reservoir.Implied meaning of a ‘reservoir’?
  49. 49. Analyzing MetaphorsOne thing defined as another using ‘is’/ ‘was’ Grace’s eyes were a reservoir.Identify what is being compared Grace’s eyes and a reservoir.Implied meaning of a ‘reservoir’? A body of water used as a reserve
  50. 50. Similes or Metaphors?
  51. 51. Similes or Metaphors?Like bridge over troubled water...
  52. 52. Similes or Metaphors?Like bridge over troubled water...Your love is like bad medicine
  53. 53. Similes or Metaphors?Like bridge over troubled water...Your love is like bad medicineI need your love like a desert needs rain
  54. 54. Similes or Metaphors?Like bridge over troubled water...Your love is like bad medicineI need your love like a desert needs rainEveryday is a winding road
  55. 55. Road-works By Aaron LeeSometimes it is hardto believe that creatures of flesh and bonemay tear up the roads like paper,peeling the rind of the earthas carelessly as eating an orange.When they fall to the ground and devour it,the scenario is oneof blasted sand, harsh talkand machinery.
  56. 56. Pair Practice
  57. 57. Pair PracticeComplete in Literature journalsGo through the 4-step analysis of the poemIdentify all the similes and metaphorsand explain what they meanWhat is the writer suggesting about road-works?

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