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Personification  & Alliteration . Personification . Personification is when an author gives an idea, object, or animal qualities or traits of a person. Examples. smiling moon CD player sang a tune car ran Oreo: Milk’s favorite cookie My computer hates me. The camera loves me.

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Personification &Alliteration 


Personification 

Personification is when an author gives an idea, object, or animal qualities or traits of a person.


Examples

  • smiling moon

  • CD player sang a tune

  • car ran

  • Oreo: Milk’s favorite cookie

  • My computer hates me.

  • The camera loves me.

  • Opportunity knocked on the door.

  • The sun greeted me this morning.

  • Snow had wrapped a white blanket over the city.

  • Time never waits for anyone.

  • Trees were dancing with the wind.

  • The TV sprang to life.


Tutorial

  • (Personification and Learning Styles)

  • http://leadingfamilies.com/learning/writing/flash/pipe.swf


Alliteration 

Alliteration is the repetition of usually initial consonant sounds in two or more neighboring words or syllables. When writers want to emphasize certain words, they may use alliteration.


Tutorial

  • Alliteration & Theodore Roethke – Setting Goals http://leadingfamilies.com/learning/writing/flash/awesome.swf


Examples

  • down in the dumps

  • do or die

  • right as rain

  • sink or swim

  • pay the price

  • Coca-Cola

  • back to the basics

  • green as grass

  • live the life


Directions

For each of the following slides decide whether each sentence contains a simile, a metaphor, alliteration, or personification.

If simile or metaphor, what is being compared?

If personification what object is being personified?


page 72 The other bodies in the room were little more than bags of flesh and bones, dumped across broken chairs and couches.


page 72 The other bodies in the room were little more than bags of flesh and bones, dumped across broken chairs and couches.

metaphor


Camp Green Lake once danced in the heart of Texas.


Camp Green Lake once danced in the heart of Texas.

personification


Trout's feet smelled like dead fish.


Trout's feet smelled like dead fish.

simile


The dark and dreary days were depressing.


The dark and dreary days were depressing.

alliteration


Elya fought his way to America after forgetting to fulfill a promise.


Elya fought his way to America after forgetting to fulfill a promise.

alliteration


Mr. Yelnats thought old smelly sneakers were his ticket to success.


Mr. Yelnats thought old smelly sneakers were his ticket to success.

metaphor


The rain stopped, and the lake said good bye.


The rain stopped, and the lake said good bye.

personification


The trees beckoned the campers to its shade.


The trees beckoned the campers to its shade.

personification


Clyde Livingston's shoes were as smelly as blue cheese.


Clyde Livingston's shoes were as smelly as blue cheese.

simile


Katherine kept cold memories in her heart.


Katherine kept cold memories in her heart.

alliteration


The hundred year curse was dynamite to Stanley's family.


The hundred year curse was dynamite to Stanley's family.

metaphor


Stanley seldom seemed satisfied.


Stanley seldom seemed satisfied.

alliteration


The wind sang its sad tune.


The wind sang its sad tune.

personification


Derrick Dunne did dirty deeds.


Derrick Dunne did dirty deeds.

alliteration


Magnet claimed, "My fingers are like little magnets."


Magnet claimed, "My fingers are like little magnets.“

simile


Sam ran like the devil with Charles Walker chasing after him.


Sam ran like the devil with Charles Walker chasing after him.

simile


The cameras were windows for the Warden to see into the boys' lives.


The cameras were windows for the Warden to see into the boys' lives.

metaphor


The nail polish with rattlesnake venom was as lethal as nuclear waste.


The nail polish with rattlesnake venom was as lethal as nuclear waste.

simile


The onions were miracle drugs.


The onions were miracle drugs.

metaphor


The camp sang when Stanley and Zero were set free.


The camp sang when Stanley and Zero were set free.

personification


Practice

Go to page 37 in your student packet for Holes.

When you finish return here for additional practice.


Listen to “I am a Rock” by Paul Simon. Highlight personification in blue, metaphors in red, and alliterations in green.


personification blue, metaphors red, and alliterations green


Listen to Paul Simon’s “At the Zoo” Which figurative language technique does he use?


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