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Imagery and Literary Devices

5th grade

Jamie Dozier

on 18 June 2015

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Transcript of 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 &
Number 1:
Alliteration is a certain sound repeating in the first syllable of neighboring words.

"Cranky koalas creep cautiously."
"Angry armadillos aim with accuracy."
Number 4: 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 3: simile
Similes compare one thing or idea to another, 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:

It is a word that imitates the sound it represents

"buzz, bang, hiss, crunch, boom"

Onomatopoeia can create really cool sound images
Number 6:
Giving human qualities, feelings, actions, or characteristics to non-human objects (things, colors, qualities, or ideas).

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

"Oreo: Milk's favorite cookie."
Number 5:
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?
and figurative language!

Now! Review Time.
writers use imagery to...
create a vivid picture
and appeal to the reader's
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.
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
dozier & york productions!
HB inc.
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