Presentation on theme: "FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE Learning Target:"— Presentation transcript:
1 FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE Learning Target: Identifies Literary Devices within Text
2 What is a simile?A simile is a figure of speech that compares two thingsUses the words like or asExamples:The snow is like a soft white blanket.The snow fell, as quietly as a feather drifting to the ground.An eraser is like a rewind button for your brain!Her smile is as dazzling as diamonds in the sun.
3 What is a metaphor?A metaphor is a figure of speech that compares two things WITHOUT using the words like or asExamples:The snow is a soft white blanket.My pencil is my voice on paper.She was a gazelle, clearing the hurdles with ease.The breeze was a soft touch on my cheek.
4 In the books we read…Authors often use similes and metaphors to create vivid descriptionsWriters use similes and metaphors to describe a character or some important actionWriters use similes and metaphors when they want the reader to “see” what is happening.LET’S TAKE A LOOK…
5 Song and dance manThe author, Karen Ackerman, describes Grandpa’s dancing and singing:“His feet move slowly at first, while his tap shoes make soft, slippery sounds like rain on a tin roof…He does a new step that sounds like a woodpecker tapping on a tree. Suddenly, his shoes move faster, and he begins to sing. His voice is as round and strong as a canyon echo…”
6 I Can hear the sunThe author, Patricia Polacco ,uses figurative language just as the geese return to Lake Merritt:“Then they heard a sound in the darkness. At first, it was a soft distant symphony of rushing wind, but it built like summer thunder: low, deep, and grand.”
7 January “ The days are short, The sun a spark Hung thin between Poets use similes and metaphors to create clear images for the reader.In this stanza from a poem entitled “January,” John Updike presents a metaphor comparing the sun, a fiery ball of gas, to a short spark, in order to describe the short days between the long nights of winter.“ The days are short,The sun a sparkHung thin betweenThe dark and dark.”
8 ActivityIn groups of three, go through each book and identify examples of figurative language each author uses. Mark each page with a sticky note. Be ready to share your examples with the class.Learning Target: Identifies Literary Devices within Text