Journal Please take out your journals and answer the following question: If you could be any animal, what would you be? Why?
Figurative Language • Figurative language enhances poetry. Simile Metaphor Oxymoron Hyperbole Alliteration Onomatopoeia • Please take notes about each literary term.
Metaphor- a comparison between two unlike things not using the words “like” or “as” My teacher is such a monster! He has the heart of a lion. • Simile- a comparison between two unlike things using the words “like” or “as” She drives like a bat out of hell. The man is as tall as a tree.
Oxymoron- contradictory terms side by side Please act naturally when you meet Justin Bieber. If the zombie apocalypse comes, beware the living dead! • Hyperbole- extreme exaggeration His eyes were glued to the ground. She needs a sandblaster to remove her makeup.
Alliteration- repeating consonant sounds at the beginning of words The boy broke his back by the bay. She shopped for shoes shrouded in shadow. • Onomatopoeia- words imitate sounds The pig oinked as it rolled through the mud. The basketball swished through the net.
Practice • In your groups, read the short poems and highlight examples of figurative language. • Pass your poems clockwise. • Highlight examples of figurative language in your new poems. • Repeat.
Assignment • Write a Haiku using at least one type of figurative language. A white plastic spork Met three silver spoons last night. Stuck-up spoons are dumb. • Write a Haiku using at least one type of figurative language. A white plastic spork 5 syllables Met three silver spoons last night. 7 Stuck-up spoons are dumb. 5