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#1 Identifying Figurative Language

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Margaret Croll

on 27 October 2017

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Identifying Figurative Language #1

5. The score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play.
And then when Cooney died at first, and Barrows did the same,
Hyperbole or Personification
8. The old clock down in the parlor
Like a sleepless mourner grieves,
1. Like burnt-out torches by a sick man's bed
2. There's a faucet in the basement
that had dripped one drop all year
since he fixed it, we can't find it
without wearing scuba gear
6. The sun was shining on the sea,
Shining with all his might:
7. The leaves are little yellow fish
swimming in the river
3. When the stars threw down their spears,
And water'd heaven with their tears,
Comparing something to burn-out torches using "like"
Exaggerating the amount that the sink leaked.
Giving the stars the human traits of throwing and crying
4. The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas,
The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor,
Saying or comparing the moon to a ghostly ship without using "like" or "as", and comparing the road to a ribbon without using "like" or "as.
It is hyperbole because Cooney and Barrows do not literally die, (idiom for baseball), they were just tagged out. It is personification, because the score can't actually stand; that is a human trait.
This is personification because the sun is given the human trait of doing something with all of his strength.
The leaves are being compared to fish without using "like" or "as."
The poet is using the word "like" to compare the clock to a sleepless mourner.
9. By the lakes that thus outspread
Their lone waters, lone and dead
Their sad waters, sad and chilly
The waters can not be sad; that is a human trait or characteristic.
10. Fame is a bee.
It has a song --
It has a sting --
Fame is being compared to a bee without using "like" or "as."
Entry Task
purple folder, supplies, journal
Journal topic:
Think about the people that you rely upon or that rely upon you. If someone is counting on you, how far do you go to help that person? Do you value others' safety as much as your own? Explain. What type of 'sacrifices' are you willing to make for those who count on you? (6 mins.) Set to the side.
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