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Middle School Imagery and Literary Devices

A presentation for 9th grade students on imagery and literary devices.

jennifer fenati

on 13 March 2013

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Transcript of Middle School Imagery and Literary Devices

So... What is imagery? writers use imagery to create a vivid picture and appeal to the reader's senses.
(write that down.) some literary devices are... alliteration onomatopoeia simile metaphor hyperbole personification Number 1:
alliteration Alliteration is a certain sound repeating in the first syllable of neighboring words.

"Cranky koalas creep cautiously."
"Angry armadillos aim with accuracy." Number 5: metaphor A metaphor is a comparison between two UNLIKE things that actually have something in common.

Metaphors DO NOT include "like" or "as".

Metaphor is a device for seeing something in terms of something else.

"Brian was a wall, bouncing every tennis ball back over the net." Number 4: simile Similes compare one thing or idea to another, different thing or idea.

Similes always include "like" or "as"

"My grandpa is as blind as a bat."
"My little brother eats like a pig."
"Last night, I slept like a log."
"You're as cold as ice!" Number 2:
onomatopoeia Pronounced AH-NO-MAH-TOE-PEE-UH

It is a word that imitates the sound it represents

"buzz, bang, hiss, crunch, boom"

Onomatopoeia can create really cool sound images Number 3:
personification Giving human qualities, feelings, actions, or characteristics to non-living objects (things, colors, qualities, or ideas).

"The wind screamed outside my windows during the storm."

"Oreo: Milk's favorite cookie." Number 5:
hyperbole Hyperbole is just obvious exaggeration.

"My sister wears so much make-up, she has to take it off with a sandblaster every night."

Hyperbole often creates an image that has a certain effect on the audience.

Why does Muhammad Ali use hyperbole in this speech? imagery! Now! Review Time. writers use imagery to... create a vivid picture
and appeal to the reader's
senses. How do writers create imagery? with lots of description and literary devices! Now you're a certified imagery
expert. Congratulations. imagery doesn't just appeal to sight. it appeals to any of the five senses. touch taste hearing smell sight writers create imagery by using lots of they can also use
literary devices. a DEVICE is just something
you can use to help you.
Some LITERARY DEVICES help writers create cool imagery. What do Brian and
the wall have in
common? description.
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