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  1. Aim:  SWBAT interpret the meaning of figurative languagein a text. Focus Question:  What is the difference between a metaphor and a simile?

  2. Aim:  How can we interpret the meaning of figurative language?  • What difference do you notice about these two statements? • A) The car is blue. • B) I’ve got your back. • Turn and talk and see if you can explain the difference

  3. Literal VS Figurative Language • The car is blue is literal. • Literal language: words that show the exact meaning • I’ve got your back is figurative. • Figurative language: figure out what it is means

  4. Type of figurative language • Simile • Comparison of two things using “like” or “as” • Examples: • The metal twisted like a ribbon. • She is as sweet as candy.

  5. Types of figurative language continued… • Important! • Using “like” or “as” doesn’t make a simile • A comparison must be made! • Not a simile: I like pizza. • Simile: The moon is like a pizza.

  6. Types of figurative language continued… • Metaphor • Two things are compared without using “like” or “as” • Examples: • All the world is a stage. • She has a stone heart. • You are what you eat.

  7. Types of figurative language continued... • Personification • Giving human traits to objects or ideas • Examples: • The sunlight danced. • Water on the lake shivers. • My teddy bear hugged me.

  8. Figure out figurative language! • Specify which figurative language the sentences below are and explain why you believe that. • Time is money. • The rain kissed my cheeks as it fell. • They fought like cats and dogs!

  9. What is the difference between a metaphor and a simile? Turn and talk: Can you identify the main difference between a metaphor and simile?

  10. Now you try! Exit Slip -  When confronted by bullies, John is a lion.   What does this metaphor mean?