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Puns. SPI: 0701.8.10 Identify and analyze figurative language (i.e. hyperbole, simile, metaphor, personification, and pun) within context. Define figurative language Define pun Identify a pun Analyze a pun Compose a pun with a given topic. Goals. Puns.

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    1. Puns SPI: 0701.8.10 Identify and analyze figurative language (i.e. hyperbole, simile, metaphor, personification, and pun) within context

    2. Define figurative language • Define pun • Identify a pun • Analyze a pun • Compose a pun with a given topic Goals

    3. Puns • Puns fall under the figurative language category. • So what is figurative language? • It is language that you have to “figure out” • As you can see, there are a lot of types of figurative language. Today, we only discuss the pun.

    4. WHAT IS A PUN? • A pun is a play on words. • These words will have two possible meanings. • Puns are usually funny. • You find them everywhere. (movies, poems, plays, etc.) FYI: Shakespeare is known for his puns • In order for one to understand puns, one must have a decent knowledge of vocabulary and culture.

    5. Purpose Purpose Puns are generally a source of humor, but they can also be cruel or unkind. Simply put, puns are fun to watch and hear. It is entertaining to see and hear such verbal sparring “Ask for me tomorrow and you shall find me a grave man.”Mercutio Richard III Act III, scene i : lines 97 – 98

    6. Puns in your life

    7. Puns in your life

    8. Puns in your life

    9. Fun Puns! • I couldn't quite remember how to throw a boomerang…. • but eventually it came back to me. What does a boomerang do? What is the double meaning? • From (Duncan - Victoria, BC) From the Pun of the Day Site

    10. Fun Puns! • He drove his expensive car into a tree and…… • found out how the Mercedes bends. From the Pun of the Day Site

    11. Fun Puns! • A bicycle can't stand on its own because • it is two-tired. From the Pun of the Day Site

    12. Fun Puns! • Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat says to the other, “You stay here, I'll go on a head.” From the Pun of the Day Site

    13. Fun Puns! • Pencils could be made with erasers at both ends, • but what would be the point? Kap'n Klystron - Nanuet, NY From the Pun of the Day Site

    14. Fun Puns! • To write with a broken pencil is…. • pointless. From the Pun of the Day Site

    15. Fun Puns! • A boiled egg in the morning is • hard to beat. From the Pun of the Day Site

    16. Fun Puns! • Never lie to an x-ray technician. • They can see right through you. From the Pun of the Day Site

    17. Now that you have seen a few puns… • Please use your notes to respond to this activity. • Everyone is about to receive an item. You will find two jokes located on this item. You and your partners will write these jokes on your paper. • Your task is to identify which jokes are puns. (Not all jokes may be puns). • Then, analyze. Explain what makes the joke a pun.