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Figures of Speech

This prezi talks about what figures of speech are. It also highlights some poems where you can find them!
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Leanna Larkin

on 13 May 2013

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Figures of Speech What are they?
And a few places where you find them. Tiburon Extended Metaphors What are they? Where do we find them? How are these two images similar? The author Definition: Types of figures of speech
(continued) Types of Figurative Language What are figures of speech? They are comparisons between two different things.
Figures of speech are not literally true, and they allow poets to use their imaginations more freely in their work Similes- a comparison between two unlike things that uses the words "like" or "as."

ex. I'm feeling so fly like a G6- Far East Movement Metaphors- a direct comparison between two unlike things

ex. Your love is my drug. -Ke$ha
Martin Espada
- he is Puerto Rican
- grew up in Brooklyn
- dropped out of college
- he has taught English in college, been a gas station attendant, been a monkey caretaker, and been a radio journalist in Nicaragua You can find literary devices everywhere, and extended metaphors are no exception.
- In movies
- In books
- In poems
- In music Find the similes. What is Espada comparing in these similes?

What is a "prize shark?" What does this then say about the car

Who is the "last fisherman?" Why is he "lucky?" Like we talked about yesterday, metaphors are direct comparisons, meaning they do not use like of as, between two things that don't immediately seem to be connected.
Extended metaphors are these types of comparisons that stretch from a few lines of a poem to stretching through the whole thing. In Music We are going to watch some music videos. I want you to fill in your worksheet while we watch and we will talk about each video as we go. In Poetry Hope is a thing with feathers by Emily Dickenson Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune--without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I've heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.
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