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Introducing…. Imagery, Alliteration, Hyperbole and Onomatopoeia. Mrs. Kelly Brown. Definition:. Imagery. Think of it this way:. Descriptive writing that appeals to the senses (sight, taste, touch, smell, and hearing). - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Imagery, Alliteration, Hyperbole and OnomatopoeiaIntroducingMrs. Kelly Brown

  • ImageryDescriptive writing that appeals to the senses (sight, taste, touch, smell, and hearing)

    Think of it this way:

    Definition:

    When a writer uses imagery, the descriptive writing helps create a picture or image in your mind.

    Imagery = Mental Image

  • ImageryExample:

    The hot July sun cast an orange glare over the ocean waves.

  • ImageryAnother example:

    The cool waves crashed over my feet as we walked along the gritty sand.

  • There is a white bird in the sky. The delicate white bird flew gracefully through the blue sky. I heard the birds and saw them flying.Which of the following is another example of imagery?

    (Click on a sentence to select your answer.)Click this arrow if youd like to review before answering.

  • Youre Right!The delicate white bird flew gracefully through the blue sky is an example of imagery because it gives the reader a mental image by appealing to the senses.

    Click the arrow to continue.

  • AlliterationTake a look at the following examples of alliteration. You will later select the best definition for this figure of speech.Brad wore his blue and brown blazer.Hank held his head high.Larry loves lemonade and lolly pops.Six swans went swimming in the sea.

  • AlliterationHave you figured it out yet?Here are more examples to help refine your definition.

    Alliteration Sue shook her silky silver hair as the sun was setting.NOT Alliteration Elizabeth easily eyed an elephant in the elevator.

  • Repetition of beginning consonant sounds Repetition of beginning vowel sounds Repetition of ending consonant soundsRepetition of ending vowel sounds

    Which of the following is the best definition for alliteration?

    (Click on a definition to select your answer.)Click this arrow if youd like to review before answering.

  • Youre Right!

    Alliteration is the repetition of beginning consonant sounds, such as Six silly swans went swimming in the sea.

    Its important to note that not every word in the sentence has to begin with the same letter in order for it to be considered alliteration.

    In the above example, only 5 out of 8 words begin with an s.

  • HyperboleThink about the following examples of hyperbole. You will later select the best definition for this figure of speech.My backpack weighs a ton.

  • HyperboleAnother example:

    The wolf weighed 10,000 pounds.

  • HyperboleMore examples:

    You could have knocked me over with a feather.Ive told you a million times!

  • A major understatement; the opposite of exaggerationA true statement that accurately describes a person, place, or thingA major exaggeration or overstatement used for emphasis or humor

    Which of the following is the best definition for hyperbole?

    (Click on a definition to select your answer.)Click this arrow if youd like to review before answering.

  • Youre Right!

    Hyperbole is a major exaggeration or overstatement.

    Authors use this figure of speech to emphasize a point or add humor.

    Think about many times in a day you exaggerate what you say and use hyperbole.

  • OnomatopoeiaStart thinking about what you think is best definition for this figure of speech.When you see this:You often hear this:Buzz and ring are both examples of onomatopoeia.

  • OnomatopoeiaWhen you see this:You often hear this:

  • A word that looks like its meaningA word that sounds like its meaningA word that only describes animal sounds

    Which of the following is the best definition for onomatopoeia?

    (Click on a definition to select your answer.)Click this arrow if youd like to review before answering.

  • Youre Right!

    Onomatopoeia is a word that sounds like its meaning.

    It can also be described as the use of a word which imitates a sound.

    Other examples include: screech, whirr, sizzle, crunch, bang, pow, zap, roar, growl, click, snap, crackle, and pop.

  • Metaphor vs. SimileSimile: Fido is like a teddy bear.Simile: Fido is as soft as a teddy bear.Metaphor: Fido is a teddy bear. Use the following examples to figure out the definition of metaphor.Simile: That boy is like a pig.Simile: That boy is as messy as a pig.Metaphor: That boy is a pig.

  • DefinitionsAlliteration: Repetition of beginning consonant sounds Hyperbole: A major exaggeration or overstatement Imagery: Descriptive writing that appeals to the senses Metaphor: Comparing two unlike things without using like or asOnomatopoeia: A word that sounds like its meaningPersonification: Giving human traits or characteristics to something that isnt humanSimile: Comparing two unlike things using like or as

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  • UntitledBang! The starters gunthin raindropssprint.

    -Dorthi Charles Knock at a StarWhich figure of speech is highlighted in the above poem?(Click on the figure of speech to select your answer.) SimileAlliterationMetaphorOnomatopoeia

    Click this button if youd like to review the definition page before answering.

  • Youre Right!

    Bang! is an example of onomatopoeia because it is a word that sounds like its meaning.

  • The WindThe wind stood up, and gave a shout;He whistled on his fingers, and

    Kicked the withered leaves about,And thumped the branches with his hand,

    And said hell kill, and kill, and kill;And so he will! And so he will!- James Stephens Knock at a Star

    Which figure of speech is highlighted in the above poem?AlliterationPersonificationOnomatopoeiaHyperbole

  • Youre Right!

    When James Stephens says, The wind stood up, and gave a shout / He whistled on his fingers, he is using personification. He is giving human characteristics, such as shouting and whistling on fingers, to the wind.

  • The RunnerOn a flat road runs the well-trained runner,He is lean and sinewy with muscular legs,He is thinly clothed, he leans forward as he runs,With lightly closed fists and arms partially raised.

    - Walt Whitman Knock at a Star

    Which figure of speech is highlighted in the above poem?MetaphorPersonificationImageryHyperbole

  • Youre Right!

    When Walt Whitman says, As he runs / With lightly closed fists and arms partially raised, he is using imagery.

    He is using descriptive writing that appeals to our sense of sight to help us create a mental image of the runner.

  • PeachTouch it to your cheek and its softas a velvet newborn mousewho has to strive to be alive.

    Bite in. Runnyhoney blooms on your tongue- as if youve bitten open a whole hive.And so he will! And so he will!- Rose Rauter Knock at a Star

    Which figure of speech is highlighted in the above poem?OnomatopoeiaSimileHyperboleMetaphor

  • Youre Right!

    When Rose Rauter says, Its soft as a velvet newborn mouse, she is using a simile. She uses the word as to compare two unlike things (a peach and a mouse).

  • DreamsHold fast to dreamsFor if dreams dieLife is a broken-winged birdThat cannot fly.Hold fast to dreamsFor when dreams goLife is a barren fieldFrozen with snow.- Langston Hughes The Dream Keeper and Other Poems

    Which figure of speech is highlighted in the above poem?SimilePersonificationMetaphorOnomatopoeia

  • Youre Right!

    When Langston Hughes says, Life is a broken-winged bird / That cannot fly, he is using a metaphor. He compares two unlike things (life and a bird) without using the words like or as.

  • A Pizza the Size of the SunIm making a pizza the size of the sun,a pizza thats sure to weigh more than a ton,a pizza too massive to pick up and toss,a pizza resplendent with oceans of sauce.

    Im topping my pizza with mountains of cheese,with acres of peppers, pimentos, and peas,with mushrooms, tomatoes, and sausage galore,with every last olive they had at the store.

    My pizza is sure to be one of a kind,my pizza will leave other pizzas behind,my pizza will be a delectable treatthat all who love pizza are welcome to eat.

    The oven is hot, I believe it will takea year and a half for my pizza to bake.I hardly can wait till my pizza is done,my wonderful pizza is the size of the sun.- Jack Pretulsky A Pizza the Size of the Sun

    Which figure of speech is highlighted in the above poem?OnomatopoeiaSimileHyperbolePersonification

  • Youre Right!

    When Jack Prelutsky says Im making a pizza the size of the sun / a pizza thats sure to weigh more than a ton, he is using hyperbole. He is exaggerating about the size of the pizza that is being made.

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