6 th Grade Language Lessons. Contents. 1: 2 Styles of language. 2: figurative language. 3 : language review. 4 : Figurative Language quiz. Part 1: Two Styles of Language. What are the 2 Styles of Language?. Literal Language. Figurative Language.
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6thGrade Language Lessons
Contents 1: 2 Styles of language 2: figurative language 3: language review 4: Figurative Language quiz
What are the 2 Stylesof Language? Literal Language Figurative Language
Figurative Vs. Literal • Literal Language is meaning exactly what you say! • If I say, “Please sit down!” …that’s exactly what I mean…sitdown! • The words have no hidden meaning they mean exactly what is being said
InFigurative Language, you don’t meanEXACTLY whatyou say ! For example, if I say…. Let’s go chill! I DO NOT Mean…
Watch TV Play Talk ChillREALLY means… Hang out together Listen to Music CHILL! Do Nothing! Spend Time with Friends or Family
Literally CHILLin’ Figuratively CHILLin’
6th Grade Figurative Language
9 Styles of Figurative Language Onomatopoeia Similes Metaphors Have You Heard of These? Oxymoron Hyperbole Personification Alliteration Idioms Irony
Metaphors Irony Idioms Similes Understand them! identify Them! Personification Memorize Them! Onomatopoeia use Them! Oxymoron Alliteration Hyperbole
Why is Figurative LanguageSo Important ? Helps the reader to Visualize It puts a Picture in the reader’s mind Cool ! It’s a helpful Toolfor writers It makes the writing More Interesting to read
Figurative Language Techniques • Let’s look at each technique • individually • Get ready for a QUIZat the end of the presentation
Simile • When you compare two or more things • Similes use the words • “like” • or • “as__________as” • Example: • I slept like a log.
Metaphor • Metaphor – comparing 2 things • Do not use “like” or “as” • Use linking verbs – is, am, are, was, were, Example: Love is a rose.
Idioms • Expressions that are • commonly used • The meaning has nothing to do with • the words that are being said • Sometimes the IDIOM doesn’t even have to be put into a sentence – • People just understand what you mean!
Idiom Bend over backwards Example: Figurative Meaning I do everything I can to help out this person Literal Meaning
Idiom Can’t Cut the Mustard Example: Figurative Meaning You Can’t Do it! You Can’t Take it! You Don’t Have What It Takes! Literal Meaning
Personification • When a thing or animal takes on a Human characteristic • These characteristics are usually VERBS or actions • that only Humans can do • Think of it as something • a PERSON can do
Personification • Notice the THINGor ANIMAL • Notice the VERB that a person can do Some Examples: 1. The FLOWERSbegged for water. 2. The MOONdanced on the lake. 3. The SUNplayed hide-and-seek in the clouds.
Hyperbole • Expression that uses Exaggeration • to impact what is being said • Used to • “paint a funny picture” • or to • “make a point” • Similar to an “idiom”
Hyperbole Your dog is so ugly… Example: We had to pay the fleas to live on him! Remember… Exaggeration is the Key!
Alliteration • Use of the same consonant sounds in words that are written • together • It is the sound, not the letter, • that is important • ‘Candy’ and ‘Cindy’ do not alliterate, but ‘cool’ and ‘kids’ do • Similar to Tongue Twisters