Presentation on theme: "Figurative Language and “Identity” vocabulary. Figurative Language Connotation: a meaning that is implied by a word apart from the thing which it describes."— Presentation transcript:
Figurative Language and “Identity” vocabulary
Figurative Language Connotation: a meaning that is implied by a word apart from the thing which it describes explicitly. Denotation: literal or dictionary meanings of a word Metaphor: figure of speech which makes an implicit, implied or hidden comparison between two things or objects which are unalike but have some common characteristics.
Figurative Language Simile: a figure of speech that makes a comparison, showing similarities between two different things with the help of the words “like” or “as”. Symbolism: the use of symbols to signify ideas and qualities by giving them representative meanings that are different from their literal sense.
Vocabulary Admire: To consider or think of with respect or warm approval Shunned: Avoided or stayed away from deliberately Harness: to control or restrain Expose: uncovered or unprotected Praise: To express warm approval or admiration
Vocabulary Abyss: A seemingly bottomless pit. Sway: Move or to cause to move slowly or rhythmically backward or forward or from side to side Eternal: Lasting or existing forever; without end or beginning Guarded: Cautious and having possible reservations Clusters: A group of similar things
Your Turn! On the second line, specify each word’s connotation AND provide a synonym. On the third line, Create a simile or metaphor using the vocabulary word (one word per sentence). Remember—1 part reading/comprehension and 3 parts creativity! Have fun!