2 DirectionsMake sure you are viewing the slideshow (click on “slideshow” and “from beginning”)For your Cornell Notes:Topic: Literary Devices: Elements of ImageryEQ: How are elements of imagery used in poetry and other types of writing?Make sure you write the definition and at least 1 example for each literary device in your notes.
3 What are elements of imagery? Writers and poets use elements of imagery to help the reader better relate, understand, and picture a thought or offer a new perspective.May be used to emphasize a point
4 SimileSimile: Comparison of two unlike things using like, as, than, or resemblesExample: “She had a voice like an unoiled gate, but somehow not unpleasant.” -A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’EngleHer hands were like ice.
5 MetaphorMetaphor:Comparison of two unlike things NOT using words like, as, than, or resemblesA direct statementMay use “is”Example: “Amanda took the torn page from Maniac. To her, it was the broken wing of a bird, a pet out in the rain.” -Maniac Magee, Jerry SpinelliExample: His hear is made of stone.
6 Personification Personification: Giving human characteristics to nonhuman/nonliving thingsExample: “The house quivered with every gust of wind.” -There will Come Soft Rains, Ray BradburyExample: A falling leaf danced on the breeze.
7 Hyperbole Hyperbole:An extreme exaggeration or overstatement used for effect.These are not literally true, but people use them to sound impressive or to emphasize something.Example: It was so cold, I thought my nose would fall off.
8 Symbol/Symbolism Symbols: In literature are people, places, or events that have meaning in themselves but also stand for something beyond themselves.Example: In the Hunger Games, Katniss’ mockingjay pin becomes a symbol of defiance (and later of rebellion).Examples in real life: a dove with an olive branch symbolizes peace; a skill and crossbones symbolizes poison
9 Sensory Details Sensory Details: A specific descriptive detail that appeals to one or more of the 5 senses
10 Imagery Imagery (Made up of sensory details): The use of sensory details to create a descriptive image in the reader’s mindPaints a “picture” with sensory detailsExample: “I remember the summers with lightening bugs and honeysuckle smells; the cold winters when the field would all be brown and would crackle under my feet.” -The Cay, Theodore Taylor
11 What about theme? (note: NOT an element of imagery) Literary devices and the elements of poetry help the poet establish the theme.Just as in fiction, the theme of a poem is the author’s message about life.