2Personification Personification is when an author gives an idea, object, or animal qualities or traits of a person.
3Examples smiling moon CD player sang a tune car ran Oreo: Milk’s favorite cookieMy computer hates me.The camera loves me.Opportunity knocked on the door.The sun greeted me this morning.Snow had wrapped a white blanket over the city.Time never waits for anyone.Trees were dancing with the wind.The TV sprang to life.
4Alliteration Alliteration is the repetition of usually initial consonant sounds in two or more neighboring words or syllables. When writers want to emphasize certain words, they may use alliteration. (same beginning sound)
5Examples down in the dumps do or die right as rain sink or swim pay the priceCoca-Colaback to the basicsgreen as grasslive the life
6DirectionsFor each of the following slides decide whether each sentence contains a simile, a metaphor, alliteration, or personification.Circle your choice- and compare your answer with the slide that followsIf simile or metaphor, what is being compared?If personification what object is being personified?
7page 72 The other bodies in the room were little more than bags of flesh and bones, dumped across broken chairs and couches.
8page 72 The other bodies in the room were little more than bags of flesh and bones, dumped across broken chairs and couches.metaphor
91. Camp Green Lake once danced in the heart of Texas.
10Camp Green Lake once danced in the heart of Texas. 1. personification
4519. The camp sang when Stanley and Zero were set free.
46The camp sang when Stanley and Zero were set free. 19. personification
47Practice Read your assigned pages from Maniac Magee. Identify the literary devices. Write the sentence in quotes (because you are borrowing the words from Jerry Spinelli)Page #:____“ Passage from text”Type of literary device: simile, metaphor or hyperboleExplain what is being compared and why?