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Symbolism&Figurative Language

Takato Mori

on 28 April 2010

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by Takato Mori SYMBOLISM Definition of Symbolism The practice of representing things by symbols, or of investing things with a symbolic meaning or character.
The use of any of certain special figures or marks of identification to signify a religious message or divine being. SYMBOLISM 1. MINERVA-awareness (refer to page 45) She had been scurrying across Dan's feet on the stairs' step before the tornados came -she wanted
to pay attention by this acting. 2. DAN'S NEW BIKE (Schwinn Voyageur, 26 lbs., with Diacompe 500 G sidepull brakes and a jet-black frame) -happiness, enjoyment,
exciting Contrasting before and after tornado. It
shows Dan's feeling before the tornado;
fun, joy, delight, starting.
Red letter day- he was so good and he was
in peak condition. Symbolism&Figurative Language ESOL PRESENTATION by Takato Mori THANKS 3. JAIL (WOMEN'S SECTION)-sadness, worry, strain FOR WATCHING!! Do you have any questions? Dan didn't notice that
act of Minerva meant
attention to the tornado. In this dark and cool jail, Dan worried about
tornado, Kmart, Minerva... Everyone depressed,
including Dan, Arthur, and Stacey.
Dan was in melancholy about his family. From "Midnight" Figurative Language Definition of Figurative Language < Simile > A figure of speech in which two unlike things are explicitly compared.
Use "like" or "as"
Example: The stars are like diamonds.
He is the same age as me. < Metaphor > A figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to
something to which it is not literally applicable in order to
suggest a resemblance.
Not use "like" or "as"
Example: The stars are diamonds. < Personification > The representation of a thing or a quality as a person.
Example: Every trees were dancing, and wind was beating
the wall. Figurative Language < SIMILE> "I was just about to hand him the phone when, abruptly, the siren stopped. It didn't taper off, it just quit, as if someone snipped it with scissors." (On page 47) -indicating what things are being compared "Papers were scattered everywhere. Like white bats, they fluttered up and over the foundation in the gusting wind." (On page 63) < METAPHOR > "He let the back door slam behind him, but I could still hear what he said as he got
in the pickup: "The sun doesn't rise and set on you!" (On page 26) -indicating what things are being compared Dan is compared to the "sun" -most important thing. So Dad wanted to say Dan isn't important. She(Mrs.Smiley) was being an awfully good sport but said she wasn't no mountain goat and to remember that. (On page 91) She was comparing herself as goat to get out(climb) her basement as mountain. <PERSONIFICATION> Chills raced up my arms. I was shaking all over. (On page 58) -indicating what things are being compared Roaring and humming and shrieking, that twister was right on top of us. (On page 56) BYE!!
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