The Dragon of Kinabalu A Chinese Story by Lisa Conway Lesson Aims: To identify and use various literary features Lesson Objectives: Highlight examples of key literary features Write a story modelled on the original, incorporating key literary features
Literary features Similes: Where you use ‘as’ or ‘like’ to make comparisons ‘He eats like a pig’ Metaphors: Where you compare two things in a non-literal way ‘He has a heart of stone’ Onomatopoeia: A word that imitates the sound it is describing ‘The water gurgled down the plug hole’
Looking for literary features Find some interesting adjectives… Example 1: From his lair atop the mountain, the dragon watched as the soldiers made their way towards him. ‘What a strange sight,’ he thought. ‘These men think that they can simply march up the mountain and take my precious pink pearl!’ Just as the soldiers marched over the final crest towards the summit of the mountain, the dragon drew in a very deep breath. The soldiers could not believe their eyes when the creature appeared before them. It had a huge purple and blue and green body, huge red and black eyes, and deep maroon talons as long as swords!
Looking for literary features Now have a go yourself! Look for any examples of similes, metaphors, onomatopoeia and interesting adjectives