Presentation on theme: "Smiley-Face Tricks for Writing By Mary Ellen Ledbetter"— Presentation transcript:
1 Smiley-Face Tricks for Writing By Mary Ellen Ledbetter
2 Some Smiley-Face Tricks for Writing By Mary Ellen Ledbetter FIGURATIVE LANGUAGEMAGIC 3HYPHENATED MODIFIERSToday I am going to teach you about one of those techniques, Figurative Language.
3 FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE- Writing enriched by words, images and figures of speech *Similes *Onomatopoeia *Hyperbole *Metaphorsbring interest and connection for the reader.
4 Simile is a comparison between two unlike things using “like” or “as”. Before: Her smile is bright. After: Her smile is as bright as the sun. Before: The towel was wet. After: The towel was as wet as a soggy dog. Before: The thunder was loud. After: The thunder was as loud ________________.Copy the last sentence and add a simile…..
5 ONOMATOPOEIA-a word that tries to duplicate a sound. Before: The thunder filled the night sky.After: Crash, bang, boom, the thunder filled the night sky.Before: The bee flew from flower to flower.After: The bee buzzed from flower to flower.Before: The cars drove around the racetrack.After: ??? ____________________ .
6 Hyperbole - to intentionally exaggerate Before: I was so hungry today.After: I was so hungry I ate every thing in the frig today.Before: I was so sleepy.After: I was so sleepy ________________________.
7 Metaphor states a comparison between two unlike things without using like or as Before: Gary and Terre Haute are smelly cities. After: Gary and Terre Haute are the armpits of Indiana. Before: Education is a way to success. After: Education is a gateway to success. Before: Snow is covering the forest. After: Snow is a _____________ covering the forest.
8 The End Part 1 Now try some tricks in your own writing!