Figurative Language

Figurative Language

Figurative Language Ms. Dalton & Ms. Hines March 25, 2013 Opening Enter the room quietly.

Sit with your partner in your assigned seat. Place your RED CRCT prep folder on your desk Have something to write with (pen/pencil) Place all other items under your desk. Sit quietly and wait for instructions Essential Question In what ways can identifying figurative language assist in preparing

you for the CRCT? We Must Be Able To. . ELACC7RL4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings. Figurative Language Review

Handout that will go in your red CRCT prep folder. Take notes on the front on the handout over other following terms: Alliteration Hyperbole Idiom Allusion

Alliteration What is An Alliteration? The repetition of consonants at the beginning of words in a group of words. This repetition can be found in most often in poetry but you may encounter it in various pieces of writing. Alliteration Examples

Examples: Bobby broke his bat at Barts house. Helga helped her mom hula hoop. Aunt Annie helped Alli articulate alliterations. Hyperbole What is Hyperbole? A hyperbole is an exaggerated statement used to heighten effect.

It is not used to mislead the reader, but to emphasize a point. Hyperbole is a type of figurative language that is used in poetry or nonfiction writing. Comedians also use it to make jokes. It is using exaggerations to make writing more interesting. Hyperbole Examples

Examples: I am so hungry I could eat a horse. I called you a million times! He has tons of money. I cant do anything right.

Everyone knows that Idiom What is Idiom? An idiom is an expression that does not exactly mean what the words say. Unusual phrases that have an implied meaning. Idiom Examples

Examples: Raining Cats and Dogs That dog is all bark no bite. You cant tell Sam anything. She has a big mouth. Head in the clouds Toot your own horn Cool as a cucumber Allusion What is allusion? An allusion is a reference to a well

known person, place, event, literary work or work of art. Do writers explain the allusion? Writers do not explain the allusions, they use. They expect their readers will be familiar with the things they reference. Allusion Examples My friends and I were the real three stooges

because we were horsing around and pushing and shoving each other. "I am afraid of spiders, but I'm no cowardly lion! Work Session Students will create 4 illustrations for each figurative term using 1 sheet of

white paper. Students will look at the examples on the back of their notes handout for ideas to illustrate. Each illustration must include the term at the top and the expression illustrated at the bottom. There will be rulers and crayons available to complete the illustrations. Closing

Complete the 3-2-1 handout before exiting the room. Homework: Complete the 4 illustrations from todays lesson Reminder:

Bring RED folder to class each day

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