Figurative Language

Figurative Language

Author: Erin Basgall

At the end of this lesson students will be able to define imagery, onomatopoeia and personification. Students will then be able to apply those definitions to sample sentences. Students will be able to create their own examples. Finally, students will be able to apply those literary terms to develop their personal narrative.

This lesson is intended to help develop a common assessment focused on a personal narrative essay. Students will be required to add figurative language within their story. This lesson only touches on a few literary terms and helps to narrow the comprehension of only a few terms at a time. By having students practice with figurative language aids in the development of their required essay and improves their score.

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Figurative Language with Ms. Basgall

This lesson focuses on developing a personal narrative essay using figurative language. I only included three terms: imagery, onomatopoeia, and personification. Several text and sentence examples are used within the lesson and are analyzed at some length.

Notes about the video above:

Unfortunately I ran out of time to speak to you about using personification within your own created sentences. If you could please take the time to write down 5 sentences using personification. 

You should now have 15 complete sentences ready to turn in tomorrow in class.

  • 5 imagery 

  • 5 onomatopoeia 

  • 5 personification

We will be continuing to develop our personal narratives using these sentences in class. Make sure you take the quiz in the upper right hand corner of the screen!