5Alliteration: Repetition of beginning consonant sounds Easy to Reads Big blue birds Cute chubby cats Many merry mice More AdvancedGreat giants groan greatly on green grass.Pretty princesses parade proudly passing people.Huge horses have heavy hoofs.
6Metaphor:A figure of speech in which something is described as though it were something elseThe girl was a fish in the water.The clown was a feather floating away.
7The flowers danced in the wind. Onomatopoeia:The use of words that imitate soundsSnap Crackle PopGlippp Gluppp GlupppPersonification:A type of figurative language in which a non-human subject is given human characteristicsThe flowers danced in the wind.
8Rhythm: Simile: Stanza: Pattern of beats or stresses in spoken or written languageSimile:uses like or as to make a direct comparison between two unlike ideasStanza:A set of lines in a poem- a poem can have 1 stanza or more than 1 stanzaMy love is like a red rose.
9A picture of a skull and crossbones symbolizes poison or danger. SymbolismA symbol is often an ordinary object, event, person, or animal that has an extraordinary meaning and significance.A picture of a skull and crossbones symbolizes poison or danger.
10Foreshadowingwhen an author mentions or hints at something that will happen later in the storyFORESHADOWING =.FORE means ahead.A SHADOW is a glimpse of something without the complete details.Once upon a time, there was a little girl who lived with her mother. Her mother asked her to take her old and lonely grandmother some food one day. "Don't stop along the way. Go straight to your Grandma's house and back. Don't talk to any strangers and watch out for the wolf in the woods! Now get along!"
11FlashbackDefine: when an author refers back to something that already took place in the storyThe wolf went up to Little Red Riding Hood and told her that he knew a shortcut. Little Red Riding Hood thought back to what her mother told her. “Don’t talk to any strangers and watch out for the wolf in the woods!” But it was too late, she had already listened to the wolf’s directions.
12HyperboleDefine: when the author uses an extravagant exaggeration to make a point.Example: It is going to take a bazillion years to get through Medical School.
13Poetry and the types you NEED to know… Humor & Poetry
14Limericks A limerick is a poem of five lines The first, second, and fifth lines have three rhythmic beats and rhyme with one another.The third and fourth lines have two beats and rhyme with one another.They are always light-hearted, humorous poems.
15Limericks There once was a man with no hair. He gave everyone quite a scare.He got some Rogaine,Grew out a mane,And now he resembles a bear!
16Limerick About a Bee I wish that my room had a floor, I don’t care so much for a door.But this walking aroundWithout touching the groundIs getting to be quite a bore.
17Another Limerick There once was a very small mouse Who lived in a very small house,The ocean’s sprayWashed it away,All that was left was her blouse!
18You will create a limerick similar to this one… There once was a man from Beijing.All his life he hoped to be King.So he put on a crown,Which quickly fell down.That small silly man from Beijing.
19Fill in the blanks and create your own Limerick. There once was a _____ from _____.All the while she/he hoped ________.So she/he ____________________,And ________________________,That _________ from ___________.
21Haiku is usually written in the present tense and focuses on nature (seasons).
22Haiku Poetry Definition 1 An unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (5, 7, 5) or 17 syllables in all.The 5/7/5 rule was made up for school children to understand and learn this type of poetry.
23Haiku PoetryHelpful Hints Haiku is generally not written in one long run on sentence. It is generally written in two parts. You have a fragment on the first or the last line, then you have the body of the haiku.
24Winter sun-- a cyclist pedals against the wind Haiku PoetryWinter sun-- a cyclist pedals against the wind