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Figurative Language in Novels

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1. Word cloud
120 seconds
Write types and examples of figurative language to create a class word cloud on this topic.
2. Slide
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Figurative language is the use of words or expressions to convey a meaning different from the literal meaning. In novels, authors use figurative language to create vivid mental images and to emphasize points. Examples of figurative language include metaphors, similes, personification, and idioms.
Exploring Figurative Language in Novels
3. Slide
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Simile - a comparison between two unlike things using the words ‘like’ or ‘as’ to make the comparison. Metaphor - a comparison between two unlike things without the use of ‘like’ or ‘as’ to make the comparison. Personification - the attribution of human characteristics to inanimate objects or abstract ideas.
4. Poll
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What is a metaphor?
  • An exaggerated statement or claim not meant to be taken literally
  • A figure of speech that directly compares two unrelated things
  • A word or phrase used in place of a person, place, thing, or idea
5. Poll
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Which literary device is being used in the phrase 'The leaves danced in the wind'?
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Hyperbole
  • Personification
6. Poll
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What does hyperbole mean?
  • Using words with similar sounds at the end of neighboring words
  • A figure of speech that directly compares two unrelated things
  • An exaggerated statement or claim not meant to be taken literally
7. Poll
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What does personification mean?
  • Repeating the same sounds at the beginning of words
  • Giving human characteristics to non-human objects or ideas
  • Creating an image using words that appeal to the senses
8. Slide
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F 1. **Enhancing imagery:** Figurative language helps create vivid mental images and sensory experiences for readers. It allows writers to paint a more colorful and detailed picture in the reader's mind, making the story come to life. 2. **Adding depth and emotion:** By using metaphors, similes, and other figurative devices, writers can convey emotions, moods, and feelings in a more powerful and evocative way. This helps readers connect with the characters and the story on a deeper level. 3. **Engaging the reader:** Figurative language adds flair and creativity to the writing, making it more enjoyable and engaging for readers. It can captivate the audience and maintain their interest throughout the narrative. 4. **Expressing abstract ideas:** Some concepts and themes are challenging to convey directly through literal language. Figurative language allows writers to express abstract ideas, philosophical concepts, or complex emotions in a more accessible and understandable manner. 5. **Setting the tone:** The use of specific figurative language can set the tone or atmosphere of a scene or the entire story. It can make a narrative feel dreamy, ominous, hopeful, or humorous, among other things. 6. **Creating memorable lines:** Figurative language often produces memorable and quotable lines that stay with readers long after they finish the book. These lines can become iconic and contribute to the book's enduring legacy. 7. **Fostering creativity:** Figurative language encourages writers to think outside the box and explore unique and imaginative ways to express their ideas. It fosters creativity and originality in storytelling. 8. **Establishing a writer's style:** The use of figurative language is often a hallmark of a writer's style. Each author has their own way of incorporating metaphors, similes, and other figures of speech, which makes their work distinct and recognizable.
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9. Open question
300 seconds
How does Sally Grindley's use of figurative language enhance the novel, Broken Glass?
10. Open question
300 seconds
Work with a partner, write a paragraph (basic structure) explaining how Suresh & Sandeep's traffic island is a metaphor.
11. Open question
180 seconds
Work together in pairs: Locate examples of figurative language used in the novel, Broken Glass.

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