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  1. Poetry Monday, Feb 28th

  2. Today’s Objective • Today, I will understand how figurative language supports the meaning of a text by reading a poem, identifying the figurative language, and explaining how each creates meaning for the poem.

  3. Figurative Language • Not literal • Relies on creative use of wordplay • Enhances meaning • Helps the reader make connections

  4. Figurative Language • Simile • Metaphor • Imagery • Personification • Hyperbole • Euphemism

  5. Figurative Language • SIMILE • Metaphor • Imagery • Personification • Hyperbole • Euphemism

  6. Simile • A comparison between two things using LIKE or AS

  7. Simile • Example • Life is like fighting a dinosaur. • Fighting a dinosaur would be difficult; therefore, life, at times, is difficult.

  8. Write your own example of a SIMILE now! Remember to use LIKE or AS Be ready to share with the class 

  9. Figurative Language • Simile • METAPHOR • Imagery • Personification • Hyperbole • Euphemism

  10. Metaphor • A comparison between two things NOT using “like” or “as.”

  11. Metaphor • Example • Love is a dodgeball.

  12. Metaphor • Example • Love is a dodgeball. • Love can come out of nowhere and hit you in the face.

  13. Write your own example of a METAPHOR now! Love is… Life is… School is… Be ready to share with the class 

  14. Figurative Language • Simile • Metaphor • IMAGERY • Personification • Hyperbole • Euphemism

  15. Imagery • Description that appeals to the 5 senses • Creates a picture in the reader’s mind.

  16. Imagery • Example The trees swayed gently in the autumn breeze carrying the scent of apple cider and donuts.

  17. Write down your own example of imagery now- be sure to appeal to AT LEAST 2 senses. Stuck? Describe the desk, your cell phone, your walk home…

  18. Figurative Language • Simile • Metaphor • Imagery • PERSONIFICATION • Hyperbole • Euphemism

  19. Personification • attributing human qualities to nonhuman beings or inanimate objects

  20. Personification • Example • My car hates me.

  21. Personification • Example • My mirror is trying to make me feel bad about myself.

  22. Personification • Example • My mirror is trying to make me feel bad about myself. That jerk.

  23. Write an example of personification using the Disney characters below as inspiration…

  24. Figurative Language • Simile • Metaphor • Imagery • Personification • HYPERBOLE • Euphemism

  25. Hyperbole • A deliberate exaggeration

  26. Hyperbole • Example • My cat weighs 300 pounds.

  27. Figurative Language • Simile • Metaphor • Imagery • Personification • Hyperbole • EUPHEMISM

  28. Euphemism • words that hide, downplay, or understate the importance/severity of something.

  29. Euphemism • Example • When I asked the doctor about my gunshot wound to the face, he said it was just a scratch.

  30. Euphemism • Example • When I scored a 3% on my test, I told my mom that I almost passed the test. • Severe situation: 3% • Downplay: almost passed

  31. Euphemism • Example • When I asked the doctor about my gunshot wound to the face, he said it was just a scratch. • A gunshot wound is severe…more than a mere scratch.

  32. Explain why this is a EUPHEMISM… • Flesh Wound

  33. The Anatomy of a Poem • Title • Poet • Stanza • Line

  34. Title Poet’s Name • Chosen by the poet • May or may not be a clue of the meaning of the poem • If writing about the poem, put the title in quotation marks • The person who wrote the poem

  35. Stanza Line • A group of lines in the poem separated by space • Similar to paragraphs in a novel • A section of the stanza • One sentence may be on more than one line. That’s okay.

  36. “Happiness” by Pricilla Leonard • Step 1: Read the poem “Happiness” by Priscilla Leonard • Step 2: Identify the figurative language present in the poem. • Step 3: For each figurative language identified, explain how/why it is used in the poem. • Step 4: Reread the poem, just for fun 

  37. Happiness is like a crystal, Fair and exquisite and clear, Broken in a million pieces, Shattered, scattered far and near. Now and then along life’s pathway, Lo! Some shining fragments fall; But there are so many pieces No one ever find them all.

  38. Happiness is like a crystal, Fair and exquisite and clear, Broken in a million pieces, Shattered, scattered far and near. Now and then along life’s pathway, Lo! Some shining fragments fall; But there are so many pieces No one ever find them all. Simile Meaning: happiness is beautiful and fragile This means that the author believes happiness is a good part of life, but that it can be destroyed and “shattered” into pieces because of things that happen in life.

  39. Happiness is like a crystal, Fair and exquisite and clear, Broken in a million pieces, Shattered, scattered far and near. Now and then along life’s pathway, Lo! Some shining fragments fall; But there are so many pieces No one ever find them all. Hyperbole Meaning: though something will not break into exactly one million pieces, it can shatter into many pieces. This illustrates how fragile happiness is and how much happiness there is.