Presentation on theme: "Focus on Figurative Language “A Sound of Thunder”"— Presentation transcript:
1 Focus on Figurative Language “A Sound of Thunder” by Ray Bradbury
2 CharacterizationThe author describes characters in the story to give the reader an idea of what kind of person the character is.Pick out these aspects of the characters to gain insight about who they are, how they think and how they may or may not act:SpeechThoughtsEmotionsActionsLooks
3 Characterization Think “character traits” What does the character Speaks like (ex: accent, slang, dialect, stutter…)Thinks like (ex: ideas, beliefs, expectations…)Feels like (ex: emotional, sad, reactions to…)Acts like (ex: dramatic, thoughtful, jumpy…)Looks like (ex: tall, smelly, blue eyes, shabby…)
4 Characterization Helps the reader remember the character Makes the story believable and involves the readerHelps the reader understand motivation
5 ImageryThe description in the story that affects our 5 senses. (sight, touch, sound, taste, smell)Ex: Though I was tired and my leg had a sharp cramp, I hobbled through the hot and steamy forest. I could smell the rotting leaves as they squished under my feet like piles of peeled, fleshy grapes.
6 ImageryAllows the reader to feel, see, touch, hear, sense what is going on. This figurative language makes you feel like you are there.
7 Plot Sequence of events in the story Exposition Rising action Climax Falling actionResolution
8 Theme The overlying message the author is trying to convey Examples: Good overcomes evilBeauty is in the eye of the beholderLove conquers all
9 ThemeThink:Does the book have something to say about the way people behave in a certain situation?Does the book teach a concept such as war, love, hate, friendship?Does the book try to convince you to act in a certain way?
10 ForeshadowThe author gives you clues or hints early in the story to suggest what will happen laterWhy?It helps create suspensePrepares the reader for what will happen (climax or resolution)Keeps the reader engaged
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