Figurative Language speech/writing
Presentations text content in Figurative Language speech/writing
from literal meaning in order to
special effect or
Imagery: language that creates a recognizable world
The smell of the pine trees was spicy, the same smell as Christmas morning as you unwrap your presents.”Slide3
Metaphor: suggests a comparison by wording a
if two unlike things are the same. The comparison
my mother’s hair…is the warm smell of bread
Simile: a comparison is directly stated using “like” or “as
Example: “They don’t walk like ordinary dogs but leap and somersault
apostrophe and comma” (71).Slide5
Personification: language that attributes human
things, animals, or
Example: “Looking smaller still, our house with its feet tucked under like
Hyperbole: A figure of speech in which exaggeration
for emphasis or
“My grandmother was born when dinosaurs still roamed the earth.”Slide7
Alliteration: repetition within a line or phrase of
sound or letter.
Example: “One mother who is tired all the time from buttoning
, and babying”(29).Slide8
Assonance and Consonance
repetition of consonant sounds within a phrase (again, not always the initial letter!)
ed at the
repetition of vowel sounds within a phrase (not the initial letter!)
ke a d
n the sk
Grab a copy of
The House on Mango Street
Look for at least two examples of each type of figurative language.
Write out the quote, the page number, and one sentence explaining what the figurative language means literally
FOR SIMILES AND METAPHORS
You may work with a partner.Slide10
Talking About Meaning of the Work
When you finish with your figurative language, write me a paragraph explaining what you think the
meaning of the work
What lesson or message can we learn from Esperanza and her experiences?
Give specific evidence from the text that supports your meaning of the work.Slide11
When You Finish
Write your sentences using figurative language!
You must have one sentence for each of the six types.
Imitate the subject of your first vignette if you have it. If not, choose something that you can write about easily.
Put your six sentences into a vignette-like paragraph. You’re telling a story using figurative language!