Figurative Language Today Ms. Kudsi will be talking about: Hyperboles and Personification
Personification *giving human characteristics to things, animals, or ideas. Examples: The pencil flew out of my hand. Blind justice.
Example Example: “The wind yells while blowing." The wind cannot yell. Only a living thing can yell.
Additional examples The ancient car groaned into third gear. The cloud scattered rain throughout the city. The tropical storm slept for two days.
Movies and Cartoons Personification is often used in movies and cartoons Example: Shrek Mickey Mouse
Activity Write down as many types of personification you can think of.
Pick a noun from this list sun moon stars sky sea stone night mountain dawn morning
Pick a verb from this list tells shows reminds teaches listens remembers brings looks dances dreams guides takes
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.
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.
Example Example: She’s said so on several million occasions.
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.
Activity Fill in the following blanks with a hyperbole: That student is so lazy that.......................... That class was so boring (or exciting) that....................