Communication Arts January 10 -11, 2013
Bell Ringer • In your newly purchased notebook I need you to write • Today’s date • The answer to the following question: • What will you need to be looking for in your new SSR books in order complete your new Reading Analysis Logs?
Objectives By the end of class today, I will be able to: • Define and analyze unknown vocabulary words. • Identify synonyms and antonyms of vocabulary words. • Recall the purpose and types of figurative language • Compare/contrast similes and metaphors • Analyze poetry/songs that uses metaphor, simile, and personification.
Reading Workshop-Nonhonors • This semester we will be doing a lot of work with vocabulary. It will become imperative to the rest of your high school career (and beyond) that you are able to identify and analyze the meaning of words. So let’s begin now. • Enigma • Congruous • Appendage • Hyperventilate
Reading Workshop-Honors • This semester we will be doing a lot of work with vocabulary. It will become imperative to the rest of your high school career (and beyond) that you are able to identify and analyze the meaning of words. So let’s begin now. • Log onto the appropriate Google doc now. • 3W = http://goo.gl/ZSCvm • 3R = http://goo.gl/tWf2z
Writing Workshop • Figurative Language • Featured prominently throughout literature.
Metaphor • Comparing two unlike things (things that you would not usually associate) WITHOUT using the words “like” or “as.” • Example: • Her home was a prison. • “The world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players.” ~William Shakespeare.
Simile • Comparing two unlike things using the words “like” or “as.” • Examples: • They fought like cats and dogs. • Busy as a bee. • Blind as a bat.
Simile and Metaphor • The metaphor is first cousin to the simile. Like the simile, it compares two objects but does not use like or as. • Simile: Her cheeks are like polished apples. • Metaphor: Her cheeks are polished apples.
Simile or Metaphor • 1. The baby was like an octopus, grabbing at all the cans on the grocery store shelves. • 2. As the teacher entered the room she muttered under her breath, "This class is like a three-ring circus!" • 3. The giant’s steps were thunder as he ran toward Jack. • 4. The pillow was a cloud when I put my head upon it after a long day. • 5. I feel like a limp dishrag. • 6. Those girls are like two peas in a pod. • 7. The fluorescent light was the sun during our test.
A Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes 1. What happens to a dream deferred? 2. Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun 3. Or fester like a sore and then run? 4. Does it stink like rotten meat? 5.Or crust and sugar over like a syrupy sweet? 6. Maybe it just sags like a heavy load 7. Or does it explode? Similes and Metaphors
Personification • Is giving human traits (feelings, qualities, actions or characteristics) to non-human/living objects. • Example: • The clock mocked me. • The flowers danced in the breeze.
Personification Examples • Justice is blind and, at times, deaf. • The world does not care to hear your sad stories. • The sorry engine wheezed its death cough. • The buses can be impatient around here.
The Sky Is Low By Emily Dickinson 1.The sky is low, the clouds are mean, 2. A traveling flake of snow 3. Across a barn or through a rut Debates if it will go. 4. A narrow wind complains all day How some one treated him; 5. Nature, like us, is sometimes caught Without her diadem. Personification Cont’d
Simile, Metaphor, Personification • In your notebook make the following chart. You will need to write a simile, metaphor, and personification for each item listed.