Figurative Language

Sometimes called Literary Technique.  Understand, interpret, and use figurative language (e.g., metaphor, simile, hyperbole, personification, oxymoron, idiom, symbolism, imagery, irony, paradox, etc.) with appropriate (or specific) mode/audience, in multiple texts to evaluate the effect on meaning, setting, tone, theme, and mood.  Critique the author's (or authors') use (or uses) of figurative language in multiple texts to evaluate the author's (or authors') style (or styles).  Analyze the use of figurative language and imagery in dramatic texts. 

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Ages: 11 - 18
Atmosphere, Setting, Personification, Similes, Metaphors, Alliteration -- An Interactive Activity
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This video defines the ways in which authors create setting: explicitly ( openly stated) and implicitly (inferred).  The video also defines the following types of figurative language: personification, simile, metaphor, and alliteration.  Students are... [more]
July 1, 2012 at 07:46 PM
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Ages: 8 - 18
The Case Against "Good" and "Bad"
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Don’t take the easy route! Instead, use this little trick to improve your writing -- let go of the words “good” and “bad,” and push yourself to illustrate, elucidate and illuminate your world with language.  (04:53)
July 23, 2012 at 04:59 PM
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Ages: 9 - 18
From YouTube, produced by Aaron Fowles
This video features a narrator who begins by explaining the structure of an analogy. Then, he presents strategies for determining the relationship between words in order to solve analogies. (09:41)
November 17, 2010 at 06:03 AM
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Celebrity Jeopardy- Figurative Language/Literary Devices
Fun video that helps students learn about descriptive language! Students will definitely laugh! key words: figurative language, literary devices, simile, metaphor, onomatopoeia, tone, mood, allusion, symbolism, hyperbole, alliteration, personificati... [more]
February 16, 2012 at 01:24 PM
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