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1 Personification & Alliteration Personification & Alliteration

2 Personification Personification is when an author gives an idea, object, or animal qualities or traits of a person.

3 Examples  smiling moon  CD player sang a tune  car ran  Oreo: Milk’s favorite cookie  My 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.

4 Alliteration 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)

5 Examples  down in the dumps  do or die  right as rain  sink or swim  pay the price  Coca-Cola  back to the basics  green as grass  live the life

6 Directions For 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 follows If simile or metaphor, what is being compared? If personification what object is being personified?

7 page 72 The other bodies in the room were little more than bags of flesh and bones, dumped across broken chairs and couches.

8 metaphor

9 1. Camp Green Lake once danced in the heart of Texas.

10 Camp Green Lake once danced in the heart of Texas. 1. personification

11 2. Trout's feet smelled like dead fish.

12 Trout's feet smelled like dead fish. 2. simile

13 3. The dark and dreary days were depressing.

14 The dark and dreary days were depressing. 3. alliteration

15 4. Elya fought his way to America after forgetting to fulfill a promise.

16 Elya fought his way to America after forgetting to fulfill a promise. 4. alliteration

17 5. Mr. Yelnats thought old smelly sneakers were his ticket to success.

18 Mr. Yelnats thought old smelly sneakers were his ticket to success. 5. metaphor

19 6. The rain stopped, and the lake said good bye.

20 The rain stopped, and the lake said good bye. 6. personification

21 7. The trees beckoned the campers to its shade.

22 The trees beckoned the campers to its shade. 7. personification

23 8. Clyde Livingston's shoes were as smelly as blue cheese.

24 Clyde Livingston's shoes were as smelly as blue cheese. 8. simile

25 9. Katherine kept cold memories in her heart.

26 Katherine kept cold memories in her heart. 9. alliteration

27 10. The hundred year curse was dynamite to Stanley's family.

28 The hundred year curse was dynamite to Stanley's family. 10. metaphor

29 11. Stanley seldom seemed satisfied.

30 Stanley seldom seemed satisfied. 11. alliteration

31 12. The wind sang its sad tune.

32 The wind sang its sad tune. 12. personification

33 13. Derrick Dunne did dirty deeds.

34 Derrick Dunne did dirty deeds. 13. alliteration

35 14. Magnet claimed, "My fingers are like little magnets."

36 Magnet claimed, "My fingers are like little magnets.“ 14. simile

37 15. Sam ran like the devil with Charles Walker chasing after him.

38 Sam ran like the devil with Charles Walker chasing after him. 15. simile

39 16. The cameras were windows for the Warden to see into the boys' lives.

40 The cameras were windows for the Warden to see into the boys' lives. 16. metaphor

41 17. The nail polish with rattlesnake venom was as lethal as nuclear waste.

42 The nail polish with rattlesnake venom was as lethal as nuclear waste. 17. simile

43 18. The onions were miracle drugs.

44 The onions were miracle drugs. 18. metaphor

45 19. The camp sang when Stanley and Zero were set free.

46 The camp sang when Stanley and Zero were set free. 19. personification

47 Practice 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 hyperbole Explain what is being compared and why?


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