Read the poem written on the board and identify the type(s) of figurative language being used in the poem. Use your notes from yesterday! In your concrete evidence, quote and identify the lines in the poem that show the type of figurative language. What connotations (feelings) does the repeated sound give (playful, gloomy, ominous, etc). In your commentary, explain why this shows the type of figurative language.
We continued our figurative language extravaganza today. We learned the words
We started with the basic definition of irony: a difference in what is expected. The author leads you to believe that one thing is expected, but the opposite happens. Yes, there are different types of irony (dramatic, verbal, and situational), but that's why we left an entire page for these notes. We can add to them later throughout the year as we learn the different types.
Imagery is language that appeals to the five senses: sight, hearing, smell, touch, and taste. It's language that evokes images that appeals to at least one of those sense. There were examples from Dragonwings, so student went to the baggies of figurative language and determined which examples contained imagery. The last example below is my favorite because it makes students go, "Gross!" That's effective imagery!
Metaphors compare two things . They compare things directly without using like or as. Sometimes entire poems or books can be metaphors. In a metaphor, one thing becomes the other thing.
Onomatopoeia are words that imitate sounds. They're often found in comic books (boom, pow, bang), but can also be subtle. Those subtle onomatopoeia pack a punch. A whisper, a murmur, a rattle or a grumble can add so much.
Personification is when human qualities are given to an object, animal, or an idea. If an animal talks (every Disney movie ever), if a table groans, that's personification. Matt asked how an idea could be personified. Good question! Justice wept, liberty mourned, love jumped for joy, and freedom celebrated. After the third example, he had it, but I kept going for funzies.
Similes are similar to metaphors in that they compare two unlike things. Unlike metaphors, they use like or as to do the comparing. Some similes have been so overused, however, that they've become cliches or idioms. As students examined the examples for similes, they noticed that many similes contained other types of figurative langauge.
A symbol is a repeated image or idea that is repeated throughout a poem or book. In "Zebra," the zebra is a symbol for the character Zebra.
Objective Met? Each student writes down the day's objective and evaluates how well it was met. You can use the check/check plus/check minus system for this.
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