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1 Figurative and literal language

2 Quick-Write/Ticket Out
In at least 3-5 COMPLETE SENTENCES… Imagine you had a hundred dollars, but you couldn't keep it. You had to give it away to a person or charity. Who would you give it to? What would you want them to do with it?

3 Review Denotation-literal, or dictionary meaning
Connotation-figurative meaning Words can have a positive, neutral or negative meaning. Authors will use figurative language to make the reading more interesting and descriptive. They also use figurative language to help develop emotions with the reader.

4 Examples of Figurative Language
Alliteration Simile Metaphor Oxymoron Idiom Imagery

5 Literal Language Very similar to denotation
Newspapers and dictionaries Straight-forward Say exactly what they mean When people are learning English as a second language they normally only learn the literal meaning. We tend to use many connotations of words and phrases when we speak and write, so it is hard for English Language Learners to comprehend what is really being said. What are we really meaning? Example: sarcasm, similes, metaphors

6 Figurative language Similar to connotation
Evokes a meaning behind what they author is saying Makes you picture what they author is writing Brings to life what the author is writing Examples-what did you write in your Sequential Roundabout Alphabet? Why is figurative language important?

7 Now, it’s your turn After viewing the clip, you are going to look at the following pictures, choose one, and capture the meaning of the picture using a descriptive summary. You may choose what perspective you would like your summary to be from, but I want you to use 7-10 adjectives that describe the picture in at least 5 sentences (1 paragraph). Hint: look up different synonyms of a word that you might regularly put into your paragraph. Ex. beautiful= dazzling, elegant, exquisite

8 Imagine… Steps Choose picture Choose perspective Write a summary
At least 5 complete sentences At least 7-10 adjectives

9 Please volunteer to share you thoughts.
Let’s share… Please volunteer to share you thoughts. Call on several students to share their summaries.

10 Now it’s your turn You are going to write a poem using two different perspectives, or connotations. Steps: -Pick a subject/topic -Brainstorm by writing down 3 positive and 3 negative characteristics of each -Write a poem for the positive side -Write a poem for the negative side *each poem needs to have a minimum of 4 lines. They do NOT need to rhyme, but they can.

11 Wrapping it up Answer What is the benefit of using figurative language when writing? Answer this question using 3-5 COMPLETE SENTENCES. If there is time finish the class with this wrap up on the back of their quick write.

12 Start Slide for Thursday

13 Quick Write When you enter the classroom, grab the poem that is on the stool in the front of the classroom. Follow the directions that are at the bottom. When you are done, put your answer at the top of your desk and I will check it before you leave.

14 Let’s look at poetry…

15 miss rosie Lucille Clifton, 1936 - 2010 looking gal in Georgia
when I watch you used to be called the Georgia Rose wrapped up like garbage sitting, surrounded by the smell I stand up through your destruction of too old potato peels or in your old man’s shoes with the little toe cut out sitting, waiting for your mind like next week’s grocery I say you wet brown bag of a woman who used to be the best Holt page 745

16 Poetry Packet Find a partner and complete the questions in the poetry packet

17 Now, it’s your turn! I want you to write your own poem. You are going to write about a hero that you have or what a hero means to you. Steps: Brainstorming- what are some characteristics about your hero or that a hero has. These can be bullets and short phrases. Start your poem and make sure to include: 2 similes and/or metaphors Choose between the two 1 instance of personification or 1 instance of imagery 1 instance of connotation (positive/negative)- example: “Mending Wall” the wall was a physical barrier and a mental barrier. 2 instances of rhyming or 2 alliterations *Note: You need to highlight/underline and label each time you use one of these literary devices. If you don’t have it labeled, you will not receive the credit. I will not go searching for the devices. *Note: Feel free to use more than what has to be included in your poem.

18 Wrapping it up… Journal about your thoughts on poetry. Do you like it or not? Explain. What is your favorite poem? Explain. If you do not have a favorite poem, which one did you hate the least that we read in class? Explain. This needs to be done using 3-5 complete sentences. Poems we have read in class: “Roaches” by Peter Wild “From nursery rhymes for the Tender-Hearted” by Christopher Morley “Dandelions” by Graeham D. “Uncoiling” by Pat Mora “A Voice” by Pat Mora “miss rosie” by Lucille Clifton

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