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Figurative Language -- Out of the Dust

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Nicole Milton

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Transcript of Figurative Language -- Out of the Dust

Similes and Metaphors
: A simile is a
that often uses the words like or as. One example of a simile would be to say, “Jamie is as busy as a bee.”

: A metaphor is a
made between things which are essentially not alike. It is similar to a simile, but does not use like or as. One example of a metaphor would be to say, “He is the apple of my eye.”
Is when you assign the qualities of a person to something that isn't human or, in some cases, to something that isn't even alive.

"The sun glared down at me from the sky."
"She did not realize that opportunity was knocking at her door."

"Roar," by Katy Perry
Listen/Watch the song, for all of the figurative language you have learned today!! Make sure to mark everything.(onomatopoeia, similes, metaphors, personification, and idioms)
use Similes and Metaphors to describe suspect. Use at least one of each.
What did the suspect look like?
What color was his hair?
What was he wearing?
What was he doing?
Did he have any identifiable physical characteristics? Tattoos?
Did he say anything?
Figurative Language

Onomatopoeia is a word, which imitates the natural sounds of a thing. It creates a sound effect that mimics the thing described, making the description more expressive and interesting.

Examples of onomatopoeia are boom, meow, crash, sizzle, crunch and buzz.
Pick ONE of the Following Events,
then with a PARTNER,
WRITE DOWN the sounds you would hear at these places.
Basketball Game
Cow and Pig Farm
Birthday Pool Party
Train Station

Similes and Metaphors
- comparison using "like" or "as." Ex: "My mom is as blind as a bat."
Metaphor -
comparison of things essentially different.
Ex: "John is roller coaster of emotions."
Winter Personified
Winter's Personification
How does she talk?
(Howling from the rooftop eaves, she sends sharp warnings to stay inside.)
How does she act?
(Winter rules from a fortress of icicles and frost.)
How does she reveal her character or personality?
(Together, we spread banquets for rosy cardinal birds.)
How does she “look” human?
(Her snowy gown trails behind her as she waltzes through the woods.)
Now, take some time to write down some sentences about Winter, using human characteristics. (DO NOT use any of the sentences above!!)
An idiom is
supposed to be taken literally.
Idioms are phrases that are often commonly understood to have a

than what the individual words imply.
This is why idioms
vary in different cultures and countries
, based on that place's common unrealistic phrases

refers to a set expression or a phrase comprising two or more words.

Common Examples of Idioms:
penny for your thoughts
That costs
an arm and a leg
The money was a
blessing in disguise
takes two to tango.
wouldn't be caught dead
in that store.
To make a long story short
, she eventually passed the test.
What do these phrases mean????
With Shoulder Partner.
Think of an Idiom
Draw a picture to represent your picture.
Do not tell anyone other than your shoulder partner.
by Katy Perry
I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath
Scared to rock the boat and make a mess
So I sit quietly
Agree politely

I guess that I forgot I had a choice
I let you push me past the breaking point
I stood for nothing
So I fell for everything

You held me down but I got up
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, you hear that sound
Like thunder, gonna shake the ground

You held me down but I got up
Get ready ’cause I’ve had enough
I see it all, I see it now

I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter
Dancing through the fire
‘Cause I am a champion
And you’re gonna hear me roar

Louder, louder than a lion
‘Cause I am a champion
And you’re gonna hear me roar
You’re gonna hear me roar

Now I’m floating like a butterfly
Stinging like a bee, I earned my stripes
I went from zero
To my own hero


(Chorus x2)
You only have 2 minutes!
You only have 5
You will only have
3 minutes
to complete this task! Stay focused!

Partner Up, and check each other's answers
What does it mean???
How is this song about pushing the limits?
Hyperbole List

Definition-The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
Stop Here
I can identify and interpret figures of speech in context.
L.6.5A --- Interpret figures of speech (e.g., personification) in context.
Find Your Match
1. There are definitions and examples/non examples of each figurative language. Find your partners.

2. Have a seat at someone's spot with a "0" voice and wait for others.
Create Display for Your Figurative Language
1. Figurative Language
2. Definition
3. Example/Non example
4. Example from Out of the Dust
5. Explain what the examples mean
1. Read your strip.

2. Decide what type of figurative language you have.

3. Tape it on the correct figurative language display.
Figurative Language Flapbook
1. Label.
2. Give an example of the figurative language and the page number.
3. Explain the example.
Figurative Language in
Out of the Dust
Similes --
3, 5, 13, 26, 29, 30, 32,
Guiding Questions:
Why is it important for me to identify figurative language and use it in my writing?
Choose a figurative language from Out of the Dust and explain the type and what it means? Why does the author include it?
Metaphors --
10, 14
Personification --
4, 13, 28, 31, 32, 33
Onomatopoeia --
13, 32
Alliteration --
3, 21

Idiom --
16, 24
an extreme exaggeration
It was so cold I saw polar bears wearing jackets.
I am so hungry I could eat a horse.
I had a ton of chores to do.
If I can’t get a Smartphone, I will die.
She is as thin as a toothpick.
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