Name one example of a simile?
"Describe the impact of word choice, imagery, and literary devices including figurative language in an author’s style. "
Word choice involves choosing words that help convey a message or emotion. Figurative language is when you use a phrase or sentence to describe something. Using both techniques can help your writing sound more interesting and engaging.
Word Choice and Figurative Language
Word Choice: The words you choose to convey a meaning or message. It involves selecting words that are both accurate and effective in conveying the intended message. Figurative Language: A type of language used to imply a comparison or analogy that is not literally true. It can be used to create a vivid picture or express strong emotion. Denotation: The literal dictionary definition of a word, without any associated emotion or context.
The phrase 'raining cats and dogs' is a figurative language phrase derived from the Greek myth of a storm god who sent cats and dogs from the sky to punish humans. In the English language, the noun 'run' has multiple meanings. It can mean to move quickly, to calculate, or to operate. Cacophony is a word choice technique used to create a harsh sound to convey a certain mood or emotion.
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What is one example of a metaphor you can use to describe yourself?
What are some examples of figurative language in your favorite book or poem?
How does the author use figurative language to evoke certain emotions or reactions from the reader?
How does the use of word choice, imagery, and figurative language contribute to the author's overall style?
How does the use of figurative language enhance or detract from the author's writing?
Brain break: Draw a funny faced monster eating an ice-cream cone.
What is a simile?
- A comparison using 'like' or 'as'
- A comparison that doesn't use 'like' or 'as'
- A type of punctuation mark
Which of the following is an example of personification?
- The wind howled in the night.
- The sun was shining brightly.
- The chair was heavy to move.
'Her eyes were oceans' is an example of what type of figurative language?
What word describes the feeling associated with a word?
Which word would be most appropriate to use when describing something very large?