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Journal. Please take out your journals and answer the following question:. If you could be any animal, what would you be? Why?. Figurative Language. Figurative language enhances poetry. Simile Metaphor Oxymoron Hyperbole Alliteration Onomatopoeia

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Journal

Journal

Please take out your journals and answer the following question:

If you could be any animal, what would you be? Why?


Figurative language

Figurative Language

  • Figurative language enhances poetry.

    Simile

    Metaphor

    Oxymoron

    Hyperbole

    Alliteration

    Onomatopoeia

  • Please take notes about each literary term.


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  • Metaphor- a comparison between two unlike things not using the words “like” or “as”

    My teacher is such a monster!

    He has the heart of a lion.

  • Simile- a comparison between two unlike things using the words “like” or “as”

    She drives like a bat out of hell.

    The man is as tall as a tree.


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  • Oxymoron- contradictory terms side by side

    Please act naturally when you meet Justin Bieber.

    If the zombie apocalypse comes, beware the living dead!

  • Hyperbole- extreme exaggeration

    His eyes were glued to the ground.

    She needs a sandblaster to remove her makeup.


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  • Alliteration- repeating consonant sounds at the beginning of words

    The boy broke his back by the bay.

    She shopped for shoes shrouded in shadow.

  • Onomatopoeia- words imitate sounds

    The pig oinked as it rolled through the mud.

    The basketball swished through the net.


Practice

Practice

  • In your groups, read the short poems and highlight examples of figurative language.

  • Pass your poems clockwise.

  • Highlight examples of figurative language in your new poems.

  • Repeat.


Assignment

Assignment

  • Write a Haiku using at least one type of figurative language.

    A white plastic spork

    Met three silver spoons last night.

    Stuck-up spoons are dumb.

  • Write a Haiku using at least one type of figurative language.

    A white plastic spork 5 syllables

    Met three silver spoons last night. 7

    Stuck-up spoons are dumb. 5


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