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Figurative Language

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Sarah Lawrence

on 22 April 2013

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Transcript of Figurative Language

Spring Storm by Jim Wayne Miller He comes gusting out of the house,
the screen door a thunderclap behind him.

He moves like a black cloud
over the lawn and---stops.

A hand in his mind grabs
a purple crayon of anger
and messes the clean sky.

He sits on the steps, his eye drawing
a mustache on the face in the tree.

As his weather clears,
his rage dripping away,

wisecracks and wonderment
spring up like dandelions. Tugboat at Daybreak by Lillian Morrison What do I know about
Figurative Language? http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/kwl_creator/ Your Turn... Choose a picture on your table.

Look carefully at the picture and think about how you could describe the picture using figurative language.

Write down any ideas you have, without stopping or discriminating. Write as many ideas as you can.

If you can put your thoughts into a poem, try it! Types of Figurative Language Share your ideas... Turn and tell a neighbor your favorite example of figurative language from our lesson today.

If you feel comfortable, share your own writing with a neighbor. Words that Bring
our World to Life Figurative Language KWL The necklace of the bridge
is already dimmed for morning
but a tug in a tiara
glides slowly up the river,
a jewel of the dawn,
still festooned in light.

The river seems to slumber
quiet in its bed,
as silently the tugboat,
a ghostlike apparition,
moves twinkling up the river
and disappears from sight. Picture: "Tugboat Lela Foss" by James Williamson Picture: "Spring Storms" by Peter Davidson Simile-a comparison between two unlike objects using like or as (e.g., as brave as a lion)

Metaphor- A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable. (e.g., the curtain of night)

Personification-the attribution of human nature or character to animals, inanimate objects, or abstract notions (e.g., Flowers danced about the lawn.)
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