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2 Figurative Language  Today Ms. Kudsi will be talking about: Hyperboles and Personification

3 Personification *giving human characteristics to things, animals, or ideas. Examples: The pencil flew out of my hand. Blind justice.

4 Example Example: “The wind yells while blowing." The wind cannot yell. Only a living thing can yell.

5 Additional examples  The ancient car groaned into third gear.  The cloud scattered rain throughout the city.  The tropical storm slept for two days.

6 Movies and Cartoons  Personification is often used in movies and cartoons  Example:  Shrek  Mickey Mouse

7 Activity  Write down as many types of personification you can think of.

8 Pick a noun from this list  sun moon stars sky sea stone night mountain dawn morning

9 Pick a verb from this list  tells shows reminds teaches listens remembers brings looks dances dreams guides takes

10 Now you get to create!  Place the two words next to each other and make a personification!  Example:  noun=stone  Verb=listens  The stone listens carefully to the grass as it grows around it.

11 Hyperbole *an exaggeration *used to heighten effect. It is not used to mislead the reader, but to emphasize a point. Examples: I nearly died laughing. I tried a thousand times.

12 Example Example: She’s said so on several million occasions.

13 What examples do you use of hyperboles?  I could sleep for a year.  This box weighs a ton.  I've told you a million times not to exaggerate.  Your mother is so small she does chin-ups on the curb.

14 Activity  Fill in the following blanks with a hyperbole: That student is so lazy that That class was so boring (or exciting) that


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