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2 Go Figure! Poetic Devices and Figurative Language

3 Recognizing Literal Language “I’ve eaten so much I feel as if I could literally burst!” In this case, the person is not using the word literally in its true meaning. Literal means "exact" or "not exaggerated." By pretending that the statement is not exaggerated, the person stresses how much he has eaten. Literal language is language that means exactly what is said. Most of the time, we use literal language.

4 Recognizing Figurative Language Figurative language is the opposite of literal language. Figurative language is language that means more than what it says on the surface. It usually gives us a feeling about its subject. When you read poetry, you must be conscious of the difference between literal language and figurative language. Otherwise, a poem may make no sense at all. Printed QuizOnline Quiz

5 Types of Poetic Devices Imagery Symbolism Figurative Language Simile Metaphor Hyperbole Idioms Personification Sound Devices Alliteration Onomatopoeia

6 Simile A figure of speech which involves a direct comparison between two unlike things, using the words like or as. He is strong like an ox. Lc&feature=related w&feature=related

7 Metaphor An implied comparison between two relatively unlike things. NOT using like or as. Usually uses “is” “are” “were” or “was” The road was a ribbon wrapped through the desert.

8 Similes AND Metaphors MVqA&feature=related MVqA&feature=related xs&feature=related xs&feature=related BrainPop sandmetaphors/ sandmetaphors/

9 Personification A figure of speech which gives the qualities of a person to an animal, an object, or an idea. “The wind yells while blowing."  The wind cannot yell.

10 Hyperbole An exaggerated statement used to heighten effect. It is not used to mislead the reader, but to emphasize a point. I have told you million times.  t36-EqHIE&feature=related t36-EqHIE&feature=related  buwwlknk&feature=related buwwlknk&feature=related  TP_wjDVcI&feature=related TP_wjDVcI&feature=related

11 Idioms An idiom or idiomatic expression refers to a construction or expression in one language that cannot be matched or directly translated word-for-word in another language. Mr. Smith bends over backwards to help students feel comfortable.


13 Sound Devices

14 Alliteration Repeated consonant sounds at the beginning of words. She was wide-eyed and wondering while she waited for Walter to waken. OA90_ek&feature=related vSFu1c&feature=related Ey9vrA&feature=related

15 Onomatopoeia The use of words that mimic sounds. The firecracker made a loud ka-boom!

16 Symbolism The use of words, places, objects or characters to represent something beyond what they are. A noun with a deeper meaning than what it is by itself.

17 Imagery Language that appeals to the senses. Descriptions of people or objects stated in terms of our senses. Sight Hearing Touch Taste Smell v=ZRSNi-kVBWk

18 Table of Contents: Unit 4 Decisions and the Future SKIP Page # Title Date 1-10-13 Essential Questions “red questions”1-2 1-9-13Rule of Three3-4 1-22-13 Persuasion Notes5-6 1-28-13Faulty Reasoning7 Persuasion to poetry (homework poems)8 What is Poetry9 2-4-13 2-6-13 2-14-13Happiness Epidemic Poem10 2-14-13Figurative Language Notes (foldable)11

19 Video showing Examples amQ&feature=related amQ&feature=related Practice Using Mmusic 4Q&feature=related 4Q&feature=related 8&feature=related 8&feature=related

20 Figurative Language Resources Eye on Idioms (Online PPT) Eye on Idioms Paint by Idioms (Game) Paint by Idioms Alliteration or Simile? (Quiz) Alliteration or Simile? Similes and Metaphors (PPT) Similes and Metaphors The Search for Similes, Metaphors, and Idioms (PPT) The Search for Similes, Metaphors, and Idioms Alliteration (PPT) Alliteration Onomatopoeia (PPT) Onomatopoeia Personification (PPT) Personification Hyperbole (PPT) Hyperbole Idioms (PPT) Idioms Simile (PPT) Simile

21 Teaching Similes and Metaphors Alliteration Lesson Plan and Resources Hyperbole- Lesson Plans and Resources Idiom Lesson Plan Imagery- Lesson Plans and Resources Lesson Plan for Puns Onomatopoeia- Lesson Plans and Resources Personification Lesson Plans and Resources Proverbs- Lesson Plans and Resources

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