Figurative Language Continued Personification, Hyperbole, and Symbolism
It allows the reader to visualize what the writer is saying. • It adds interest and color to a written piece Review: Why is it important to use figurative language in our writing?
In 9th grade and previous years, you’ve learned to define and identify various types of figurative language. • Now it’s time for you to consciously incorporate figurative language into your own writing to make it much more powerful.
Giving human characteristics to things, animals, or ideas. • Examples: The pencil jumpedout of my hand. Blind justice. Personification
The ancient car groaned into third gear. • The cloud scattered rain throughout the city. • The tropical storm slept for two days. More Examples
Hint: choose a noun and add a verb next to it. Take 2 minutes to Think of your own examples
*an exaggeration • *used to heighten effect. It is not used to mislead the reader, but to emphasize a point. • Example: She’s said so on several million occasions. Hyperbole
I could sleep for a year. • This box weighs a ton. • I've told you a million times not to exaggerate. More Examples
Yo momma’s so fat, she had to go to Sea World to get baptized. • Boooooooom! Yo Momma Hyperbole Example
Create your own hyperbole • Hint: Think of one that you can use in your Soldier’s Journal. Your turn…
The practice of representing things with symbols; giving meanings to objects, events, or relationships. • Examples: • Apple – Teacher • Hearts – Love Symbolism
The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost • We Wear the Mask by Paul Laurence Dunbar Let’s read the poems on the handout to identify the symbolism
Go back to what you’ve written in your WWI Journal. • Add Personification to two journals. • Add Hyperbole to two journals. Let’s work on our project!