Presentation on theme: "Writing Workshop Grade 9. Imagery is a technique used by good writers to create images in the reader’s head Imagery appeals to your sense of sight, hearing,"— Presentation transcript:
Imagery is a technique used by good writers to create images in the reader’s head Imagery appeals to your sense of sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste. Good imagery helps the reader experience what the character in a poem or story is experiencing. Authors use figurative language to convey imagery
Whenever you describe something by comparing it with something else, you are using figurative language. Some different types of figurative language are: Simile Metaphor Alliteration Personification Hyperbole Onomatopoeia
A simile uses the words “like” or “as” to compare one object or idea with another to suggest they are alike. Examples: The student was as busy as a bee Or He ran around like a chicken with no head
A metaphor states a fact or creates an image by making a direct comparison. a metaphor is more positive than a simile - it says you are something (does not use like or as). Examples: The baby is a bundle of energy The moon is a silver platter in the night sky.
Personification is when a writer gives humanlike qualities to an inanimate object. Examples: The flowers danced in the meadow The door screamed loudly as it was opened. “dancing” and “screaming” are human qualities. Flowers don’t dance and doors don’t scream.
Alliteration is the repetition of a consonant sound at the beginning of each word in a series. Examples: The crazy cat climbed the curtains. The bouncing baby boy bawled loudly. The letters don’t have to be the same, just the sound. The kids cruised quickly through the toy store
Is an exaggeration used to make a point. Examples: It took her three years to finish her homework My mother screamed so loudly, they heard her in China. I jumped so high, I touched the sky.
The use of a word to describe or imitate a natural sound or the sound made by an object or an action. Examples: SNAP, CRACKLE AND POP! The ball made a WHOOSHING sound as it flew past my ear.
SMALL GROUP In small group we will be writing our own original poetry using some of the figurative language techniques we learned today. We will complete our poetry drafts for homework INDEPENDENT READING As you read your IRBs, you will be looking for 2-3 examples of figurative language. You will write the sentence on a post-it, along with what type of figurative language it is (simile, metaphor, etc)