Presentation on theme: "Personification and Hyperbole 02/09/2012 Personification *giving human characteristics to things, animals, or ideas. Examples: The pencil flew out of."— Presentation transcript:
Personification and Hyperbole 02/09/2012
Personification *giving human characteristics to things, animals, or ideas. Examples: The pencil flew out of my hand. Blind justice.
Example Example: “The wind yells while blowing." The wind cannot yell. Only a living thing can yell.
The ancient car groaned into third gear. The cloud scattered rain throughout the city. The tropical storm slept for two days.
Pick a noun from this list sun moon stars sky sea stone night mountain dawn morning
Pick a verb from this list tells shows reminds teaches listens remembers brings looks dances dreams guides takes
Place the two words next to each other and make a personification! Example: noun=stone Verb=listens The stone listens carefully to the grass as it grows around it.
The Wind Cries Mary After all the jacks are in their boxes And the clowns have all gone to bed You can hear happiness staggering on down the street Footprints dressed in red And the wind whispers Mary A broom is drearily sweeping Up the broken pieces of yesterday’s life Somewhere a queen is weeping Somewhere a king has no wife And the wind, it cries Mary The traffic lights they turn up blue tomorrow And shine their emptiness down on my bed The tiny island sags downstream ‘Cause the life that lived is, is dead And the wind screams Mary Will the wind ever remember The names it has blown in the past And with his crutch, it’s old age, and it's wisdom It whispers no, this will be the last And the wind cries Mary
Hyperbole *an exaggeration *used to heighten effect. It is not used to mislead the reader, but to emphasize a point. Examples: I nearly died laughing. I tried a thousand times.
Example Example: She’s said so on several million occasions.
I could sleep for a year. This box weighs a ton. I've told you a million times not to exaggerate. Your mother is so small she does chin-ups on the curb.
Activity Fill in the following blanks with a hyperbole: That student is so lazy that.......................... That class was so boring (or exciting) that....................