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2 Right Brain: Creativity Emotions Left Brain: Logic Reality The Human Brain Divided into 2 parts Each half has its own function

3 When you are looking at big puffy clouds... Your right brain tells you, “Hey! That one looks like a bunny.” While your left brain tells you...

4 It’s a cloud, Stupid!

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10  People who rely more heavily on the right half of their brain tend to be more imaginative and intuitive. They see things as a whole and are interested in patterns, shapes and sizes. The right brain is associated with artistic ability like singing, painting, writing poetry, etc.  Left-brain dominated people may find their thought processes vague and difficult to follow, for they are quite opposite in the way they think. Left-brain dominated people tend to be more logical and analytical in their thinking and usually excel at mathematics and word skills.

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14 Our brain has two halves – the right and the left. People using left part of the brain are usually logical and analytical. While those who use the right half of the brain are creative, innovative and imaginative. Do you want to know whether you are right or left brained?

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16 Which half of your brain do you use in creative writing?

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18 What, for you, is “art”? What is “creative writing”? What is the process one goes through on the way to creating fabulous poetry and fiction?

19 An escape from reality; a sedative or distraction Creative Writing A magnification of reality The improvement of reality (art as a hammer The invention of reality A confrontation with reality; facing reality D e f i a n c e o f r e a l i t y ; r e a l i t y a s i t o u g h t t o b e Note that some types, such as satire, mock or interrogate reality

20 The honoring of tradition Art Expression that is wide- open and free A pile of crap; a hoax; excuse for not having a REAL job A commodity The subversion of tradition Self-expression; solely for self ; exploration of one’s unique vision Something produced solely for others; a means of pleasing an audience Emotional or psychological therapy Creative Writing Process… …Product… Expression that is shaped and crafted A mysterious inborn talent A learnable skill

21 How do I differentiate between literal and figurative language?

22 KnowUnderstandDoDo Hyperbole Personification Simile Metaphor (Pun) Authors use figurative language to make the reader see familiar things in a new way. We all use figures of speech every day. Figures of speech are not literally true, but are used to elaborate on a subject. Differentiate among the types of figurative language. Write in a variety of modes using figurative language. Analyze the use of figurative language in poetry and prose. Create an extended metaphor.

23 Literal LiteralPersonification Figurative FigurativePersonify Simile Anthropomorphism Metaphor Hyperbole

24 It’s raining cats and dogs. What does this really mean?

25 Break a leg! What does this really mean?

26 Literal means straightforward or factual; the dictionary meaning of a word. (Think denotation!) Literal means straightforward or factual; the dictionary meaning of a word. (Think denotation!) When someone says “I mean that literally.” They mean “exactly” -- just the facts! When someone says “I mean that literally.” They mean “exactly” -- just the facts!

27 A figurative meaning is far more interesting. It is imaginative, and conveys not just the facts, but an idea. (Think connotation!) A figurative meaning is far more interesting. It is imaginative, and conveys not just the facts, but an idea. (Think connotation!) Figurative meanings encourage us to use our imagination. Figurative meanings encourage us to use our imagination.

28 Example of Figurative Language: Example of Figurative Language: Marvin runs like a duck. Marvin runs like a duck.

29 We know that Marvin does not run exactly like a water bird. But, it wouldn’t portray quite the same visual if we said “Marvin is awkward and he waddles when he runs.” So, we compare Marvin to a duck to paint a mental picture.

30 Puns are also examples of figurative language. A pun is a play on words. Examples: The new smoking laws really burn me up! The Atlanta Lightnings took the field by storm.

31 Figuring it Out

32 Comparison of two things using “like” or “as.” Examples The metal twisted like a ribbon. She is as sweet as candy.

33 Using “like” or “as” doesn’t make a simile. A comparison must be made. Not a Simile: I like pizza. Simile: The moon is like a pizza.

34 Two things are compared without using “like” or “as.” Examples All the world is a stage. Men are dogs. She has a stone heart.

35 Giving human traits to objects or ideas. Examples The sunlight danced. Water on the lake shivers. The streets are calling me.

36 Exaggerating to show strong feeling or effect. Examples I will love you forever. My house is a million miles from here. She’d kill me.

37 Expression with less strength than expected. The opposite of hyperbole. I’ll be there in one second. This won’t hurt a bit.

38 1. I will show an example of figurative language. 2. You will say whether it is an simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, or understatement.

39 He drew a line as straight as an arrow.

40 Knowledge is a kingdom and all who learn are kings and queens.

41 Can I see you for a second?

42 The sun was beating down on me.

43 A flag wags like a fishhook there in the sky.

44 I'd rather take baths with a man-eating shark, or wrestle a lion alone in the dark, eat spinach and liver, pet ten porcupines, than tackle the homework, my teacher assigns.

45 Ravenous and savage from its long polar journey, the North Wind is searching for food—

46 The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

47 Can I have one of your chips?

48 I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide, Welling and swelling I bear in the tide. Leaving behind nights of terror and fear I rise

49 1. Simile 2. Metaphor 3. Understatement 4. Personification 5. Simile 6. Hyperbole 7. Personification 8. Metaphor 9. Understatement 10. Metaphor

50 1. Kevin ate his dinner quickly. 2. Mandy likes to talk a lot. 3. Jennifer is not intelligent. Use figurative language to make these sentences more colorful.

51 1. Kevin ate his dinner quickly. Kevin ate like a pig. Make these sentences more colorful. Use figurative language.

52 2. Mandy likes to talk a lot. Mandy talks a mile a minute. Make these sentences more colorful. Use figurative language.

53 3. Jennifer is not intelligent. Jennifer is not the brightest crayon in the box. Make these sentences more colorful. Use figurative language.

54 1. Read the poem below and use the figurative language images to help determine the subject matter of the poem. 1. Read the poem below and use the figurative language images to help determine the subject matter of the poem. The Ball Dances A. sun A big flaming ball of fire B. star Prances across the sky each day C. moon But perishes every night D. earth A rebirth occurs the next morning And because of it Life is possible

55 1. Read the poem below and use the figurative language images to help determine the subject matter of the poem. 1. Read the poem below and use the figurative language images to help determine the subject matter of the poem. The Ball Dances A. sun A big flaming ball of fire B. star Prances across the sky each day C. moon But perishes every night D. earth A rebirth occurs the next morning And because of it Life is possible

56 2. The saying in our family was, "If Mama drops a biscuit, jump out of the way or risk losing a toe." This is another way of saying A. Mama is very clumsy. B. the biscuits she bakes are hard. C. the biscuits are soft and chewy. D. if Mama drops a biscuit, she will step on your toe.

57 2. The saying in our family was, "If Mama drops a biscuit, jump out of the way or risk losing a toe." This is another way of saying A. Mama is very clumsy. B. the biscuits she bakes are hard. C. the biscuits are soft and chewy. D. if Mama drops a biscuit, she will step on your toe.


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