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Figurative Languages of The Giver
Transcript of Figurative Languages of The Giver
seemed startlingly simple
Repetition of initial consonant sounds.
The repetition of vowel sounds.
An extreme exaggeration.
Reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art.
By: Lindsay L'Amoreaux & Lauren Maciag
Figurative Languages of
The use of figurative language to represent objects, actions, and ideas in such a way that it appeals to our physical senses.
Figure of speech in which something is described as though it were something else. No "like" or "as".
Words that sound how they do.
Figure of speech that combines opposing or contradictory ideas.
Giving non-living things/objects, human characteristics.
The use, more than once, of any element of language - a sound, word, phrase, clause, or sentence.
Page 73: "...not ready to lie, not ready to tell the truth..."
Repetition for Effect
Figure of speech that uses "like" or "as" to compare two unlike ideas.
Page 133: "Blam!", "Pow!", "Pssheeew!"
The Giver Example- Jonas says, "I'm starving." When he is just hungry.
Page 81: "He could see a bright , whirling torrent of crystals in the air around him , and he could see them gather on the backs of his hands , like cold fur."
The Giver Example- The name Jonas is a variation of Jonah from the bible. Gabriel, in the bible, was an angel.
Page 118: "He was in a confused, noisy, foul-swelling place."
The Giver Example- "Jonas had become a rock. He could not move, but yet he knew his existence."
The Giver Example- The Giver is like an anti-personification. The birth mothers are like "birthing machines".
Page 67: "We never saw her again."
Page 64: "Jonas, Jonas, Jonas!"