POETRY 6: SIMILES, METAPHORS, PERSONIFICATION AND ALLUSION
Bayshore High School Language Arts
WHAT IS FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE:

Figurative Language is writing or speech meant to be understand imaginatively as opposed to literally. It's used to help you see things in another way. Imaginatively means using your imagination to bring things to life. Writing The following are all examples of figurative language.

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FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE DEFINITIONS:

Metaphors: A comparison between two things without the words 'like' or 'as'. The two items may share a trait such as the moon and a flashlight. Both illuminate things and make it easier to see at night. Shakespeare's "The world is a stage" implies that we are all actors in a larger stage called life. See below for more examples.

Simile: A comparison between two things/objects using the words 'like' or 'as'. For example, the pen was AS sharp AS a blade; it could kill with just a few words! Another example could be "The sand is LIKE playdoh, hard and unwielding AS a judge giving a sentence to a murderer." You are implying that it has the same texture as sand.

Personification: Giving human traits such as emotions to animals or objects. Example: The tree attacked! John fell over as he hit it. This makes it appear as if the tree did this but the character actually fell against the tree. Example: You could say that the sun shown down on the children and smiled with a bright joy. You are expressing that the beams of the sun show happiness.

Allusion: A reference to something from another piece of literature or to a famous person from history. For example: She was as beautiful as Aphrodite. This implies that the woman is as beautiful as the goddess of love in greek mythology.

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POETRY ASSIGNMENT

SETUP YOUR FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE PAGE
Divide your page into four sections with the following titles: Metaphors, Similes, Personification, and Allusion.

FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE RUBRIC

1. Create 4 metaphors + 4
2. Create 4 similes  +4
3. Create 4 examples of personification +4
4. Create 4 examples of allusion +4
5. Decorate each section with pictures relating to the sentences! +8 (2 points per section)

NOTE: Points will be earned based on doing each sentence correctly.

TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE: 24 POINTS

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