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Imagery and Literary Devices
Transcript of Imagery and Literary Devices
writers use imagery to create a vivid picture and appeal to the reader's senses.
(write that down.)
some literary devices are...
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!"
It is a word that imitates the sound it represents
"buzz, bang, hiss, crunch, boom"
Onomatopoeia can create really cool sound images
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."
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
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
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!