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English KS2 - What is MAPOS?

KS2 Education Literacy English Metaphor Alliteration Personification Onomatopoeia Simile

Gavin Brock

on 30 April 2013

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Tools for Effective Writing English - KS2 Alliteration is the repetition of the same sound from one word to the next. Alliteration "Stealthily the snake slithers over silver stones" A simile is when one thing is described as being 'like' something else. Simile "As cold as ice" "As sly as a fox" "Al-LITTER-ation" - think of it as letters being littered. "As bright as a star" 'The fox's coat was fiery red, like a burning ember' 'The boy sang like an angel.' 'Life is like a box of chocolates - you never know what you're going to get.' - Forrest Gump You can use 'like', but you can also say 'as _______ as...' Which sound is repeated in the following examples? "Wayne went to Wales to watch walruses." Onomatopoeia are words that describe sounds. Onomatopoeia They also sound like the noises they are describing. Metaphor helps describe an object Metaphor "The clouds are "The car was a Learning Objectives: We will learn to make our writing more interesting by using: Can you think of some others? "Bill belted out a ballad to his beloved Bertha" What have we learned today? What is alliteration? Alliteration is when a series of words begins with the same letter. What is onomatopoeia? Onomatopoeia are 'sound' words (which sound like the noises they represent). Remember: A 'simile' always says that two things are similar. What is a simile? A simile is when one thing is said to be similiar to something else. MAPOS Metaphor Alliteration Personification Onomatopoeia Simile or a feeling as if it was something else and not as if it was like something else. "The traffic was a nightmare!" "She's my little angel." "She's a little devil." cheetah WHAT IS ? as it sped
along the open road." fluffy balls of cotton." Task 1: Use the images to help you come up with some metaphors of your own. For example: The man was a bulldog with sagging cheeks and droopy eyebags. Your turn. What am I looking for? Over to you: Task 2: Use the images to help you come up with some alliteration of your own. Snow Soft Silky Slowly The soft silky snow falls slowly to the floor. Write in complete sentences describing an object or a feeling as being, literally, something else. The comparison must help describe what the other is like. Metaphor Personification Alliteration Onomatopoeia Simile We often use metaphors
as a form of exaggeration. References: http://www.keystage2literacy.co.uk/what-is-mapos.html Personification involves giving an object or feelings real-life or human-like qualities. Personification In doing this, you need to think about how the object acts, moves, or is shaped like a human. The wind whistled through the branches. The car engine coughed and spluttered as it tried to get going in the cold winter's morning. Imagine a mobile phone
was a person. What type of personality
does it have? What does it most enjoy
doing? The turkey was
begging to be eaten.
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