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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 &Alliteration 


Personification
Personification 

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


Examples
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
Tutorial

  • (Personification and Learning Styles)

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


Alliteration
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.


Tutorial1
Tutorial

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


Examples1
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.

personification



Trout's feet smelled like dead fish.

simile



The dark and dreary days were depressing.

alliteration



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

alliteration



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

metaphor



The rain stopped, and the success.lake said good bye.

personification



The success.trees beckoned the campers to its shade.

personification



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

simile



Katherine kept cold success. memories in her heart.

alliteration



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

metaphor



Stanley seldom seemed satisfied success..

alliteration



The success.wind sang its sad tune.

personification



Derrick Dunne did dirty deeds success..

alliteration



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

simile



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

simile



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

metaphor



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

simile



The nuclear waste.onions were miracle drugs.

metaphor



The nuclear waste.camp sang when Stanley and Zero were set free.

personification


Practice
Practice nuclear waste.

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 nuclear waste.personification in blue, metaphors in red, and alliterations in green.


Personification blue metaphors red and alliterations green
personification blue nuclear waste., metaphors red, and alliterations green



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