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Descriptive Writing: Heroes and Villains

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craig timms

on 14 February 2013

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Transcript of Descriptive Writing: Heroes and Villains

Metaphors When writers say the subject is the same as something else, this is called a metaphor. The use of metaphors in writing is often showing greater complexity and thought than just using similes.
For example: Her arrow, a lightning bolt through the sky, met its target just in time. SIMILES When writers say the subject is like something else but not the same, they use a SIMILE. (look for 'like' or 'as')
For example: Every night he prowled the streets like a beast ready to pounce on its prey. What words would you use to describe a hero? Personification When the writer gives an object human-like or animal-like qualities, then this technique is referred to as personification.
For example: Blowing through the trees, the wind whispered the arrival of the liberating army. Reading and Editing Look closely at the extract from "Treasure Island". Write it neatly in your book, and then annotate the text, highlighting the use of descriptive language to create meaning for the reader. Writing Look closely at the images of famous British literary detective, Sherlock Holmes. Use some aspect of the images to write a descriptive passage. Remember you are not writing a narrative; rather, you are creating a visual picture for you reader through words and images. Heroes and Villains DESCRIPTIVE
WRITING List 5 words to describe this hero! The words you used were most probably adjectives. Adjectives help to describe nouns and pronouns - by bringing to life an array of colours, shapes, sizes and feelings. Within sentences, adjectives may be:
placed before the noun -
He had SUPER strength.
placed after a noun -
His strength was AMAZING.
separated by a verb or other words -
Superheroes are often extremely BRAVE. Task 1 Now let's look at villains.
Write 5 words to describe HOW they ACT. The words you used were probably adverbs because you were describing the verb "ACT". Adverbs add meaning to verbs (and sometimes to other adjectives and adverbs) by describing how, when, where, and why the actions happened. Identify the adverbs:
The dungeon door opened slowly.
She sighed deeply as she gazed at his photograph.
Harry was very tired after fighting Voldemort.
Dr Who raced extremely quickly to the Tardis. Task 3 Use these images to write 5 similes. Task 4 Use the above images to write 5 metaphors. Task 5 Personify the following images: "His left leg was cut off close by the hip, and under the left shoulder he carried a crutch, which he managed with wonderful dexterity, hopping about upon it like a bird. He was very tall and strong, with a face as big as a ham - plain and pale, but intelligent and smiling". Task 2 Paragraph Evil seemed to ooze from the black-hooded figure who grasped the glowing bottle in is worn and craggy hand. Against his side, he clutched the ancient book. Its studded silver clasps held together the pages of many ages. Behind him crept the army of followers, robed with hoods shielding their identities. Occasional gusts of cold air filled the cavernous room making his presence even more chilling. With his arms raised like beacons towards darkness, he commenced his devastating plan.
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