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  1. Figurative Language

  2. Objective • I will be able to identify styles of figurative language • I will be able to use styles of figurative language in my descriptive writing

  3. What is Figurative Language? • Figurative language: • Is expressing ideas indirectly; • Is language used in a special way to create a special effect made up of words and phrases which don’t mean what they first appear to mean • Makes writing more interesting

  4. Many Styles of Figurative Language • Simile • Metaphor • Personification • Alliteration • Onomatopoeia • Hyperbole • Idioms • Cliches

  5. Many Styles of Figurative Language • Simile • Metaphor • Personification • Alliteration • Onomatopoeia • Hyperbole • Idioms • Cliches We will be concentrating on these 4:

  6. Personification • Is when an object (or animal) is given human-like qualities or characteristics.

  7. Examples of Personification • “The starsdancedplayfully in the moonlit sky.” • “The thundergrumbled like an old man” • What is the simile in this example? • “The popcornleapt out of the bowl.” • “Timecreeps up on you.” • “I tripped because the curbjumped out in front of me.”

  8. Personification in Pop Music • Nicki Minaj, “Super Bass” • “Boy you got my heart beat running away” • Owl City, “Fireflies” • “Cuz’ I get a thousand hugs from ten thousand lightning bugs, as they try to teach me how to dance.”

  9. Onomatopoeia • Onomatopoeia is a word that makes the sound of the word it is describing.

  10. Examples of Onomatopoeia

  11. Onomatopoeia in Pop Music • Katy Perry, “Firework” • “Boom, boom, boom, even brighter than the moon, moon, moon.”

  12. Simile • A comparison of two like things • A simile uses the words “like” or “as” to compare one object or idea with another to suggest they are alike

  13. Simile Examples • Example:

  14. Similes in Popular Music • Rihanna, “Diamonds” • “Shine bright like a diamond” • Selena Gomez, “Year without Rain” “A day without you is like a year without rain”

  15. Metaphor • Is a comparison of unrelated subjects. • A comparison of two (or more) unlike things without using the words “like” or “as”; • Usually uses the words “is” or “are”

  16. Metaphor Examples

  17. Metaphors in Popular Music • One Directions, “One Thing” • Shot me out of the skyYou're my kryptoniteYou keep making me weakYeah, frozen and can't breathe

  18. Writing Activity using Figurative Language • Turn to page 39 in your packet • Using what you have learned about figurative language, write a descriptive paragraph about the following image. • Image this is what you see as you are flying over New York City.