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Figures of Speech: Quiz 2
Hyperbole, simile, metaphor, and personification are spotlighted on an online/interactive quiz. Test takers read short passages and then identify the figures of speech used.
Figures of Speech: Poetry of Alice Walker
Define figures of speech with your high schoolers. They listen to you read aloud the Alice Walker poem "Did This Happen to Your Mother? Did Your Sister Throw Up a Lot?" Then they identify and analyze any figures of speech found in the reading. An essay writing prompt and a rubric are included. Designed for use with Texas Instruments learning tools, but it is easily usable with no such technology.
Figures of Speech
After creating a booklet illustrating and explaining a variety of figures of speech, your class will use examples of simile, alliteration, hyperbole, personification, onomatopoeia, and symbolism to develop a slide show in small groups.
Figures of Speech: A Midsummer Night's Dream
High school readers analyze figures of speech in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream with support from a two-page worksheet. They respond to four multi-step questions regarding the use of metaphors, similes, hyperbole, and irony in the play.
Figures of Speech
Provide your class with a quick and simple introduction to different figures of speech. Just the basics are covered here: simile, metaphor, and personification. What's especially great are the quick checks to ensure your class is understanding what they're learning.
Figures of Speech worksheet 4
In this interpreting the meanings of figures of speech worksheet, students read sentences containing figures of speech, which are underlined, and write their meanings. Students write six answers.
Investigate with your class how similes are figures of speech that use the words as and like as visual terms. They use this knowledge to complete a worksheet where they write some similes of their own. Be sure to download the attached file "Similar Similes Teacher Introduction Lesson..." featured at the bottom of the page.
Figure of Speech
In this figures of speech activity, students read the sentences and then write down what they think the underlined figure of speech means.
Figures of Speech Worksheet #2
In this grammar instructional activity, students examine underlined figures of speech in 6 sentences. They write down what the figure of speech means on the blank lines under each sentence.
Figurative Language: Farenheit 451
Readers analyze figurative language in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 with four text examples from part two. They identify each example as simile, metaphor, or personification, and analyze the comparison that was made. Resource includes definitions of each figure of speech.
Figurative Language in Toni Morrison's "A Mercy"
In order to read and respond to Toni Morrison's A Mercy in this figurative-language lesson, learners discuss the differences between a literal and a figurative interpretation of a text. They explore figures of speech using a Visual Thesaurus, and keep a log of figurative language used by Morrison throughout the text.
Standards Focus: Imagery, Macbeth
In this figurative language worksheet, learners examine Shakespeare's use of imagery in "Macbeth" as they read 7 excerpts from the play paying attention to the underlined figures of speech in order to identify the figure speech and comment on its imagery.
The Bernstein Bear's Trouble with Money: Financial and Academic Literacy
What do figures of speech have to do with financial literacy? Take an interdisciplinary look at The Berenstain Bears' Trouble with Money to find out. Young analysts read about the cubs' spendthrift ways and how Mama and Papa Bear teach them to save money. They explore figures of speech and create "critter banks" in which they begin to save both coins and interesting language.
Figurative Language: Lord of the Flies
Readers analyze figurative language in William Golding's Lord of the Flies with four text examples from chapter one. They identify each example as a simile, metaphor, or example of personification, and analyze the comparison that was made. Resource includes definitions of each figure of speech.
Coming Home:From the Life of Langston Hughes
Third graders listen to the non-fiction book: COMING HOME: FROM THE LIFE OF LANGSTON HUGHES. They identify examples of metaphors and similies within the book and understand how this figure of speech is used in writing. They then create examples themselves of metaphors and similes.
Putting It All Together: From Awareness of Mood to Analysis of Tone
Stephen Vincent Benet’s, “By the Waters of Babylon,” offers learners a chance to examine the difference between mood and tone. After a close reading of an excerpt from the short story, the class lists the diction and imagery that builds the sense of foreboding. Individuals use the enclosed graphic organizers to repeat the process with a second excerpt. A link to additional pre-AP style learning activities based on Benet’s post-apocalyptic story is included in the richly detailed plan that deserves a place in your curriculum library.
Figures of Speech
In this figures of speech worksheet, students read the sentences with the figures of speech in each sentence. Students then write down what they think the underlined figure of speech means.
Figures of Speech Slide Show
This slide show on figures of speech includes definitions, images, and examples from real texts for several common terms: metaphor, simile, personification, alliteration, irony, hyperbole, onomatopoeia, and imagery. The presentation is colorful, easy to read, and omits any distracting animations. Use it to introduce or review literary terms with your class, and consider creating a guide for learners to follow along with.
Language Skills: Parts of Speech, Vocabulary and Figures of Speech
In this language skills: parts of speech, vocabulary and figures of speech worksheet, learners complete sentences with numerical adjectives, complex rhyming words, homophones and idioms.
Figures of Speech Worksheet # 1
Use this basic six-item sheet to review meanings of common idioms in English. Idioms are underlined in sentences provided; learners need to write the meaning of each on the lines below.