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Language Devices. All: To develop ideas suited to a form of writing (WAF1 – L5) Most: To explain how an effect has been created (RAF6 – L6). Create this table in your book. Simile = A simile is when you compare one thing to another using the words ‘ as ’ or ‘ like ’.

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Language devices

Language Devices

All: To develop ideas suited to a form of writing (WAF1 – L5)

Most: To explain how an effect has been created (RAF6 – L6)


Create this table in your book

Create this table in your book


Simile a simile is when you compare one thing to another using the words as or like

Simile = A simile is when you compare one thing to another using the words ‘as’ or ‘like’

The mixture is as sticky as toffee.

She moves like a dancer.

‘hard and clear like an equestrian statue upon its pedestal’

‘glimmered like a ghost’


Make up your own

Make up your own…

  • The moon glowed like . . . . . .

  • His face was as red as……..

  • Raindrops dripped down the window pane like . . . . . .

  • Smoke floated on the air like . . . . . .

  • The air smells as fresh as . . . . . .


Copy this table into your books

Copy this table into your books


Metaphor when one thing is compared to another

Metaphor = when one thing is compared to another

  • A shark’s restaurant

  • A lion’s roar

  • A quilt of blue

  • ‘slanting rays of low sun turning the streams to threads of gold’

  • ‘Deathly silence’

  • ‘the very dead of night’


Make up your own1

Make up your own…

The dark is …

The sun is…

The trees are……


Language devices

Personification = when inanimate (not moving/living) objects are given the qualities or actions of a living person or creature.

  • ‘The dilapidated house appeared depressed.

  • My computer throws a fit every time I try to use it.

  • Time flew and before we knew it, it was time to go home.

  • The popcorn leapt out of the bowl.

    Can you think of any?


Pathetic fallacy similar to personification only applied to the nature

Pathetic fallacy = similar to personification only applied to the nature.

  • Angry clouds

  • Acruel wind

  • The stars danced playfully in a moonlit sky.

  • The flowers waltzed in the gentle breeze.

    Your turn

    A ………….. sky/tree/wave…


Alliteration is the repetition of consonant sounds near each other

Alliteration = Is the repetition of consonant sounds near each other:

  • sweet smell of success

  • bigger and better

  • jump for joy

  • ‘sinking sun’

  • ‘foaming the fantastic surges’

    Can you think of any?


Onomatopoeia means a word that sounds like the common sound of the object it is describing

Onomatopoeia means a word that sounds like the common sound of the object it is describing.

  • Plop went the penny in the water.

  • My cola fizzed in the glass.

  • Splash went my friend in the stream.

  • The snake hissed.

  • The train went choochoo!

  • The birds are cawing.

    Can you think of any?


Oxymoron words close together that have opposite meanings

Oxymoron = words close together that have opposite meanings

  • We’re alone together

  • The living dead

  • It’s the same difference

  • She’s pretty ugly

  • He gave him a head butt

  • It was like a silent scream


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